Dr. Akoto urges cooperation between agricultural officials and farmers

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In order to address the nation’s difficulties with food security, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has called for cooperation between Ministry of Agriculture officials and farmers this year.

He stated that it was his hope that food will be abundant at some point in Ghana’s history.

“Let us help the farmers of this country so that Ghana can be more secure for agriculture activities and policies to strive for, which would translate into solving food security challenges in the country,” the minister said.

This was addressed by Dr. Akoto last Tuesday during a durbar for ministry employees held in the ministry’s forecourt.

Alhaji Mohammed Hardi Tufeirua and Yaw Frimpong Addo, who represent the Nanton Constituency as Members of Parliament (MPs), were also present at the durbar as deputy ministers of food and agriculture.

Additionally, he urged the staff to persist in eliminating the nation’s food security problems.

“I beg of you for the dedication with which you approached your work last year and the previous years, please carry it into 2023 so that we can all make this sector better,” the minister noted.

Notwithstanding, Dr Akoto asserted at the durbar that, this year was not going to be a smooth ride.

The year ahead of us will provide many problems, but if we work as a team, we can overcome them.

We celebrated Farmers Day in Koforidua at the end of last year, and it was a huge success. The minister expressed confidence that we will do the same at the end of this year.

Aside from that, Dr. Akoto noted that his team was essential to the success of 2022, of which the ministry was proud.

“To everybody, from the cleaner to the gate man to the directors, I’m ever grateful to you for supporting the work of this ministry. I am always proud to say that in this ministry, we have an assembly of highly qualified experts.

“It is no doubt that a lot of energy was needed last to achieve the objectives of the ministry but you came through. Your dedication to work and this ministry is going far because they are the architect of what we do, thank you,” Dr Akoto said.

The year ahead of us will provide many problems, but if we work as a team, we can overcome them.

We celebrated Farmers Day in Koforidua at the end of last year, and it was a huge success. The minister expressed confidence that we will do the same at the end of this year.

Aside from that, Dr. Akoto noted that his team was essential to the success of 2022, of which the ministry was proud.

Some of the staff members who spoke at the event pointed out that the ministry should be intentional in hammering home its successes to dispel the impression that it is inactive.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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