Ghana’s Minister of Food and Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has warned people to stop claiming there is food shortage in Ghana.

Owusu Afriyie Akoto speaking on Tv3 “New Day Show” with Johnnie Hughes on Thursday August 11 stated emphatically that, there is no food shortage in Ghana due to the success of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PF&J) initiative

“Stop saying there is food shortage in Ghana” - Agric minister Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto
A hoot of Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto

The former Member of Parliament for Kwadaso said “people wrongfully say there is food shortage, there is no food shortage in Ghana. If you look at all the sectors, the agric sector stands out as the sector which is doing well.”

The sector, he said, grew by 4.9 per cent in 2019 to 8.1percent in 2021. The “Planting for Food and Jobs is a good success,”- he stressed.

Dr Afriyie Akoto went further to claim that, it’s  Akufo-Addo’s government who popularized the application of fertilizer in Ghana.

When the government took over in 2017, fertilizer application was 8kilograme per hectare but currently, it is doing 25Kilogramme per hectare – he said 

“We have made significant gains in fertilizer supply, we have popularized fertilizer,” he concluded 


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