The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie, says to assure Ghana’s food security the needed infrastructure and projects must be put in place to alleviate poverty and promote production. He said it was important to do these especially in the Northern Savannah, North East, Upper East & West regions, key hubs of food production.
He said this during his tour of the five regions to ascertain the progress of the government’s continuous projects in the agriculture sector.
According to him, the five regions in northern Ghana (Northern Savannah, North East, Upper East & West) were very important when it came to his portfolio as the agric minister.
He gave the assurance that he would continue to ensure that the needed infrastructures and projects to alleviate poverty and boost the country’s agriculture production were in place.
According to him, the number of resources allocated to the agriculture sector by the Akufo-Addo administration cannot be matched since independence, adding that this has made Ghana become the “food basket of Africa.”
His tour took him to the Gbewaa Palace, the Savannah Investment Programme (SIP), and the SAPID project.