The Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has called on farmers and Ghanaians as a whole to embrace government’s proposed e-levy which was announced in the 2022 budget statement by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, last month.
According to Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Akufo-Addo administration was working assiduously to raise money to support farmers in the country, hence introduction of the E-levy.
Dr. Afriyie Akoto made the assertion when he visited one of government’s-built warehouses at Gambaga in the North East Region on his first-day visit to the region as part of his 13-day tour of the northern sector.
The warehouse contains thousands of tonnes of harvested rice for safe keeping.
Prior to the warehouse visit, Dr. Afriyie Akoto held a durbar with stakeholders and farmers in the agriculture industry of the region, where he encouraged them to support government’s policies in the sector.