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Akufo-Addo launches ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme [Photos]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday launched the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme at Goaso, in the Brong Ahafo Region. According to him, the programme will among other things encourage the youth to desist from migrating elsewhere in search of non-existent jobs. He said the programme will go a long way in transforming the country’s agriculture sector. “The ...

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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ will succeed – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured that his government has put in place measures to ensure the success of the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme, which was launched today [Wednesday]. The programme, which was launched in Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region, is expected to modernize agriculture, improve production, achieve food security and make Ghana more self-sufficient, whilst creating jobs ...

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Working for gov’t frustrating – Former agric extension officer

A former agric extension officer, Joseph Bekoe, has disclosed that he makes more money working as a private person than working for government. According to him, he gave up his role as an extension officer because it was frustrating. He lamented on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday that, getting access to logistics from government was very difficult. “If you ...

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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ short-term approach – GAWU

The General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Edward Kareweh, has cast doubt on the ability of government’s proposed ‘Planting for Food and Job’ program to address the many challenges in the agricultural sector. According to him, the program is just a “stop-gap” measure which will have short-lived benefits. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Kareweh said the ...

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Planting for Food and Jobs program will fail if… – Peasant Farmers

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, has noted that, the government’s flagship programme for the agricultural sector, Planting for Food and Jobs, will fail if it is not properly restructured to target more small scale farmers, instead of large scale farmers. According to the Association, government among other things has selected the wrong beneficiaries who will eventually collapse the programme. ...

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Nana Addo to launch ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ on April 19

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to launch the national ‘Planting for Food and Job programme’ at Goaso, capital of the Asunafo Municipality in the Brong-Ahafo Region on April 19. Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, disclosing this, explained that the programme was a new initiative and intervention introduced by the government to promote national food security and ...

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We’re ready to support ‘planting for food and jobs’ program – PEF

The Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) has declared its readiness to partner the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in the implementation of the recently announced “Planting for Food and Jobs” program. The foundation said it was interested in adding value to the agricultural products of the country in support of the program. Speaking at a roundtable discussion last Wednesday [February ...

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NDC secured seed money for ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ – Minority

Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini believes President Nana Akufo-Addo should have acknowledged the National Democratic Congress administration as having secured the funds being used to kick start the flagship agriculture programme, “Planting for Food and Jobs”. Following the President’s State of the Nation address, the Minority in Parliament has been chiding current New Patriotic Party administration for ...

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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ to begin with GHc 560m cost

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government’s flagship agriculture policy, “Planting for Food and Jobs” will begin with a GHc 560 million cost. This is according to the Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who said 200,000 farmers have already been recruited for the exercise which is expected to take off in March 2017, ahead of the new farming season. ...

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Why men cheat more than women; science explains

Do men experience stronger sexual impulses and desires than women do? A new study from the University of Texas at Austin says yes — and that this can explain why men in relationships are more likely to cheat. According to the researchers, men and women exhibit similar levels of impulse-control or self-restraint. But men ultimately fail at fidelity more because their sexual ...

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