President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has opened the Presidential Conference on Youth in Agriculture with a call on Ghanaian youth to take advantage of the incentive packages inherent in the program to venture into agriculture as another avenue for job creation.
The program is a collaboration between the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA).
Delivering his keynote address at the Conference to formally launch the program, the President noted that youth unemployment was a challenge to the nation and the government was committed to addressing the scourge among the youth through innovative interventions like the
He therefore urged the youth to rally around the initiative to form cooperatives and partnerships to derive the needed benefits to accrue from the implementation of the program, and there will be no excuse on the part of the youth not to venture into agriculture. The president stated that the country is counting on the vibrancy, innovation and knowledge of the youth to help improve agriculture, which is a major sector of the economy. He added that the platform is a valuable step for the youth to ensure the sustainable development of agriculture for the overall benefit of the country.
The President, Akufo-Addo, further said the rebound in the Ghanaian economy is an indication that his office is working hard and believes that by the end of his tenure in office in December 2024, inflation will be 15 percent.
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