The Ghanaian Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Seth Kwame Acheampong has promised to support the growth of the agricultural sector in the country.
Acheampong said this when he visited the agriculture sites in the Akuapem North Municipal and the Yilo Krobo Municipalities to assess the level of implementation of government agricultural flagship programmes in the region.
The minister also cited the introduction of flagship programmes like Rearing for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), and Planting for Food and Jobs as evidence of the government’s willpower.
He added, “the Regional Coordinating Council would continue to monitor and ensure that all government policies and programmes were fully implemented for the benefit of the farmers.
“The recent war between Russia and Ukraine has made it difficult for farmers to acquire adequate fertilizer for farming thereby hurting the agricultural sector.”
Also, the minister visited Maroon and Green, a 48 Green House Unit Structure, Legacy Crop Improvement Center and Legacy Seed where he interacted with farmers and opinion leaders at Kpamu -Akpo, a community in the Yilo Krobo Municipality where he assured them that the government was working to resolve all challenges that farmers and rural dwellers were facing.
However, the Regional Director of the Department of Food and Agriculture, Mr Henry Crentsil, commended farmers for reintroducing organic fertilizer in farming practices.
Also, Crentsil noted that the reintroduction of organic fertiliser and other organic farming methods had improved the situation significantly.