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Agriculture in Ghana Palm oil critical to economy - Minister

At an inauguration ceremony of the reconstituted Board of the Twifo Oil Palm Plantation Limited’s (TOPP), the minister said Ghana has a competitive edge in the sector which could go a long way to diversify the econmy.

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The Minister for Agriculture, Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna said government considers the palm oil sector critical to the development of the country's economy.

At an inauguration ceremony of the reconstituted Board of the Twifo Oil Palm Plantation Limited’s (TOPP), the minister said Ghana has a competitive edge in the sector which could go a long way to diversify the econmy.

Alhaji Limuna pledged to establish an Oil Palm Development Board, an initiative that holds potential of transforming the palm subsector.

TOPP currently produces 15,000mt of palm oil and 3,500mt of palm kernel. It also covers over 10,000 acres of nucleus palm plantation.

Alhaji Limuna, who is also serving as the Board Chairman, admonished the new board to eschew unnecessary hesitation in execution of the company’s programmes; and urged them to endeavour to work diligently and efficiently toward realising government’s goals for the palm subsector

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