MOFA TO EMBARK ON OUTREACH PLANTING FOR FOOD AND JOBS PROGRAM

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture(MOFA) has begun a sensitization public outreach programme to engage stakeholders and farm-based organizations (FBOs) on the government’s flagship agricultural policy ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ Campaign.

The move forms part of efforts by the Ministry to sensitize the public and also holds broader base consultation on how to achieve the objective of increasing food production and creating jobs for the teeming youth of this country.

It will also afford the Ministry the opportunity to tap ideas and address concerns of players in the industry in order to enhance smooth implementation of the program.

The three deputy ministers together with the Minister of State at the Ministry, are expected to embark on the outreach programme beginning Monday, May 8, 2017.

For the purpose of this exercise, the country has been divided into four zones with each Minister taking charge of one.

Hon. Dr. Sagri Babangi, will be responsible for the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions.

Western and Central regions will be handled by Hon. George Boahen Oduro whilst Hon. William Agyapong Quaittoo takes care of Eastern and Volta Regions.

The Minister of State at the Ministry, Dr. Gyiele Nurah, will be responsible for the three northern regions.

They are expected to spend eight days on the trip and would hold meetings with district agric directors and recognized farmers’ associations at the various districts they would be visiting.

Signed

Issah Alhassan

Press Secretary to the Minister

Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

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