Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant says there is need to inject much needed cash in the agriculture sector.
“In Northern Ghana, there are over 600 hectres of arable land,” he stated adding countries are looking at food security seriously noting Ghana can become food basket of West Africa and Africa.
He stressed: “a country which fails to feed itself can produce little else,” reason why his centre will pursue investment options for the sector.
The agriculture sector employs about 44 percent of the country’s population according to some estimates. Public and private sector investment in the agriculture sector is sorely needed to sustain growth.
Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) renders growth recorded in the sector for 2017 was 8.4 percent and by increasing public and private capital in agriculture, significant gains in productivity, employment and rural poverty reduction can be achieved.
By Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com