The Minister of food and Agriculture (MoFA), Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has discovered that the country was at the cusp of a prime production in maize.
“From the 8 regions we’ve got visited up to now, my commentary is that this time we are on the verge of a bumper harvest of maize,” he optimistically stated.
He stated as compared to last year whilst the country experienced drought which adversely affected the maize crop, there has been every indication that the country may have a prime production of maize harvest this year.
“…and people who’re peddling shortage of food might be proven up at the proper time very soon due to the fact we have visible that meals costs have begun to tumble and via November, December they will be very very low. And the naysayers would disappear into the woods,” the minister stated.
Dr Akoto made the observation on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, while he visited Planting for food and Jobs (PFJ) farms in Ahanta inside the Western region.
The go to formed part of the minister’s segment two agricultural excursion inside the vicinity.
according to him, the effect of last year’s drought on maize production was still being felt by using poultry farmers across the country.
notwithstanding challenges which include the shortage of fertilisers confronting the PFJ, the minister was satisfied that the farmers were able to surmount those issues and coupled with the truth that there has additionally been a few appropriate rainfall.
Dr Akoto also visited places together with the West African turbines agency restricted (WAMCO), a cocoa processing employer and GKV funding confined, a coconut processing organisation all in Takoradi.
He disclosed that the authorities has about forty five% shares in WAMCO. however, he indicated even though WAMCO became closed down because of a few reasons, it has managed to get back to its ft.
“Cocobod and Cocoa marketing Board are participating to support WAMCO with the supply of cocoa beans,” he noted.
For his component, the production manager of WAMCO, Isaac Opoku, who conducted the minister and his group around the manufacturing unit seized the hazard to highlight some troubles affecting his employer.
as an example, he stated, WAMCO wished modern machinery to permit it to decorate its operations, including that the corporation has received several awards due to its great products.