SME Times News Bureau | 01 Aug 2014
Ghana offers land to Punjab farmers
Ghana has offered to settle progressive farmers from Punjab to give a push to the agricultural sector in the western African country, a Punjab government spokesman said Thursday.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal acceded to the proposal by a delegation from Ghana led by Deputy Energy and Petroleum Minister Benjamin Dagadu to settle farmers from Punjab in Ghana. Badal assured the Ghana minister that a high-level delegation from Punjab would visit the African country soon to lay the groundwork for this settlement scheme, the spokesman said.
Dagadu said that Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama wanted to promote agriculture and that Ghana would welcome Punjabi expertise in this regard. He said the government of Ghana was also ready to allocate fertile agriculture land on long lease to Punjabi farmers.
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Deputy Energy and Petroleum Minister Benjamin Dagadu said the government of Ghana was also ready to allocate fertile agriculture land on long lease to Punjabi farmers.