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We will employ 5m people; 750,000 too small – Agric Minister

The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie, has said the government’s aim is to create over five million jobs for Ghanaians under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme in the long-term. “750,000 [jobs] is nothing, I want to employ five million people not 750, 000,” he said. Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie’s claims that they’ve created 745,000 ...

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No new jobs ‘under planting for food and job’- Inusah Fuseini

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

The National Democratic Congress ]NDC] Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, has urged Ghanaians to disregard claims by the Ministry of Agriculture that over 700,000 jobs have been created under the government’s  planting for food and jobs programme. According to him, extending services to already existing farmers cannot be considered as creating new jobs. His comments follows the ...

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Provide details of 745,000 jobs – Quarshigah to gov’t

The Member of Parliament for the Keta constituency, Richard Quarshigah, has joined calls to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to provide evidence of the 745,000 jobs created in the first phase of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. “If you have created [745,000] jobs, you must have some tangibilities to that effect. You are not giving us any figures. ...

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Gov’t to settle arrears owed ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ seed suppliers

The Ministry of Agriculture has assured that government will pay suppliers of seeds to farmers under the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme. According to a Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Sagre Bambangi, government is committed to redeeming its pledge to the farmers. Some of the farmers, who supplied seeds for the planting for food and jobs programme, have complained ...

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Prove 745,000 jobs claim – GAWU to Agric Ministry

The General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) thinks the government’s estimate of 745,000 jobs provided under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme might be exaggerated. Admitting that he couldn’t “vouch for those figures,” the Union’s General Secretary, Edward Kareweh said on Eyewitness News that the number will have to be treated to more scrutiny. The Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Afriyie Akoto announced ...

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745,000 ‘unofficial jobs’ created under Planting for Food & Jobs – Minister

Following the scepticism that met reports that 745,000 jobs had been created under the Planting for Food and Jobs, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie, has explained that these jobs were largely informal in nature. Addressing a news conference in Accra, Dr. Afriyie Akoto described these jobs as “unofficial jobs” saying they were not subject to taxation, ...

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Buffer stock company to purchase farm produce from farmers

The Deputy Food and Agriculture Minister, George Oduro, has told Parliament that the National Buffer stock company has put in place measures to purchase harvested farm produce from farmers signed unto the Planting for food and jobs programme. According to him, this will ensure that there is ready market in a bid to boost the viability of the programme. Responding ...

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Agric Minister urges ‘one chief, one farm’

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has appealed to chiefs to establish their own farms, under a “one chief, one farm” policy. He said such a move would help the government to realise its goals for the development of the agricultural sector. Speaking at the 33rd National Farmers’ Day celebration in Kumasi on Friday, Dr Afriyie Akoto ...

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#GhBudget: Over 3,000 employed under Planting for Food & Jobs

Over 3,000 young people have been employed under government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme which was launched in January 2017. The Minister of Finance , Ken Ofori-Atta, who made this known whiles presenting the 2018 Budget and Policy statement in Parliament today , [Wednesday], indicated that a total of 2,160 university graduates and 1,070 youth were employed under the ...

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School feeding coordinators in Upper East praise Nana Addo

Regional and Zonal coordinators of the Ghana School Feeding programme(GSFP), have assured President Nana Akufo-Addo of their commitment to work assiduously and efficiently to improve on the quality of meals served under the school feeding programme across the country. The coordinators, who lauded the president for exhibiting commitment to improve the welfare of  women, say the programme is helping to ...

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