Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, says government will continue to partner the private sector to develop the agricultural sector in the country.
He described agriculture as a principal private sector enterprise, which helps to increase gross domestic product as well as creating jobs, and for that matter, the government will continue to support the sector.
Veep Amissah-Arthur said this at the 32nd Northern Regional Farmers Day Celebration at Walewale on the theme “Agriculture: A Business Response To Economic Growth”.
He said there is a high risk associated with Agriculture and government will continue to implement the right policies and programs for the farms to be productive to enable farmers improve their revenue.
“To minimise the risk, government is investing in the area of agric infrastructure like mechanisation, irrigation, supporting the fishery sector and improving the road sector, especially in the cocoa producing areas”, he said.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur expressed the hope that the public investment in the sector by government will improve agric productivity, farmers’ income and welfare of Ghanaians, especially those who rely on the sector.