According to him, not only will food security be provided for the country but prioritizing agriculture will also generate the necessary resources for the development of the other sectors including industry, health, education, and infrastructure in the medium to long term.
Agriculture will lift Ghana out of poverty — Afriyie Akoto reveals
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, a presidential hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said agriculture is the only means to lift Ghana out of poverty.
He made this known at a programme on the theme "The future of the economy of Ghana" at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).
He said "I strongly believe agriculture will lift Ghana out of poverty and assure us not only of food security but also generate the necessary resources for the development of the other sectors including industry, health, education and infrastructure in the medium to long term.
"This is evident from the current economic challenges confronting the world, food, renewable energy, water, and big data will drive this new order."
"Africa, particularly Ghana can lead this new order by strengthening all sectors of the economy and transforming agriculture sustainably," the former Agriculture Minister added.
He also launched his presidential campaign to run on the ticket of the NPP in the 2024 general elections.
He touched on how his government will revive Ghana's ailing economy.
He also revealed that he has been campaigning quietly since resigning as the Agriculture Minister.
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