South Africa: Agriculture to get boost from foreign investment

Ghanaweb | 25 January 2017

– Afriyie-Akoto 

Minister-designate for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriye-Akoto

The Agric Minister-designate says the sector under the current administration will pursue foreign investments in a bid to increase production.

 Dr Owusu Afriyie-Akoto revealed Tuesday that investors from South African and the United States have already undertaken preliminary feasibility studies and, coupled with assurances from the government to support the sector, seem satisfied.
“Last week, a group came from South Africa, I sent them out to the field to Afram plains, to Kintampo and other places and they came back very excited based on the assurances that I gave them that this government is going to support the sector with infrastructure, roads and so on and all that, and they are coming back with a boat load of cattle, young cattle, sheep and goat,” he said.
The incoming minister made the revelations in Parliament Tuesday when he came before the Appointments Committee for vetting.

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