Pulse.com.gh logo

#PulseElections Mahama promises 'green revolution' to double staple output

He made this known during the launch of the party's manifesto at the Sunyai Coronation Park in the Brong Ahafo Region Saturday.

  • Published: , Refreshed:
play President John Mahama

In a bid to boost food production in the country President John Mahama is promising to launch a 'green revolution' to double staple output in his second term.

President Mahama, the National Democratic Congress presidential nominee, said this will ensure food security as well as provide the base for the implementation of the party's agro-processing strategy.

He made this known during the launch of the party's manifesto at the Sunyai Coronation Park in the Brong Ahafo Region Saturday.

“The next NDC government would launch a green revolution aimed at doubling the output of our staple products particularly grains and tubers by the year 2021," he said.

"This would guarantee food security for a growing population as well as provide the raw material base for implementing our agro industrial strategy,” he added.

Agric slumped under Mahama - Bawumia
Gov’t to establish fertilizer plant in Western Region
Here are the key policies for the Agric Sector

The president also promised to make Ghana "a Net exporter of rice and maize as well as become self sufficient in poultry, sugar and tomato production.”

His opponents have skewered him for supervising the decline of the agric sector over the last four years. They have also criticised him for the consistent decline of cocoa output, which is one of the main raw materials the nation export for foreign exchange.

According to Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, vice presidential candidate of the NPP, the decline of agriculture in the country is due to decline in the budgetary allocation of the ministry.

“Agriculture growth declined from 7.4% in 2008 to 2.4% by 2015" adding that “Agricultural growth has been on the decline since 2013 under President Mahama,” he said at a lecture on the state of the Ghanaian economy.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Appointments Dr Hazel Berrard Amuah is new Human Resources Director for...bullet
2 Menzgold Issues Here’s why high profile Menzgold customers are silentbullet
3 How to create a verified PayPal account Learn how to create a...bullet
4 Takeover A1 Bakery to be sold to Chinese company for $5 millionbullet
5 Why Toyota cars are so popularbullet
6 Investment banks in Ghana Top 5 investment banks in Ghana and...bullet
7 How to write a memo How to write a memo like a probullet
8 Mobile Money Interoperability Cross mobile money...bullet
9 Menzgold Suit SEC responds to Menzgold suit to appear in...bullet
10 Ghana Cocoa Board President Akufo-Addo appoints 3 Dep....bullet

Top Videos

1 Selorm Adadevoh MTN CEO dances Agbadzabullet
2 Tech 6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of any of the fancy...bullet
3 New Discovery Ghana discovers new mineral, lithium in commercial...bullet
4 Forbes 2018 Africa's billionaires rich listbullet
5 Former Capital Bank staff grills pork for survivalbullet
6 Support Finance minister buys Kantanka carbullet
7 Money Alert Meet Africa's richest womanbullet
8 New Phone Nokia’s MWC 2018 Event in Under 10 Minutesbullet
9 Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong Nobody can collapse my company –...bullet