The Vice-President of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has initiated a completed 1, 000 metric tonnes grains warehouse at Asaam close to Asante-Mampong in the Ashanti Region.
The task carried out under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP), was administered by the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives (MSDI).
It is in line with the Government of Ghana’s schedule to enhance food storage and manufacturing, thereby making sure food security in the country.
Alhaji Dr Bawumia defined the task as well timed given the excessive cost of food losses in the country.
The Nana Akufo-Addo-led Administration, he stated, was devoted to alleviating the trouble of farmers for expanded productivity.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s (MoFA) statistics had proven that at least 30 percent of farm produce in the country is lost yearly through post-harvest losses, a situation which reduces the earning of farmers.
This has a tendency to make farming unattractive, and additionally inhibits efforts at making sure food security while perpetuating poverty among an important number of Ghanaian farmers.
According to the Vice-President, important progress were made by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in delivering on its campaign guarantees to make life better for farmers.
He stated the country’s financial system which was agro-based was being expanded via the requisite investment in agriculture, to create extra job possibilities for the people.
Nana Nyamaa Sarfo Sipong Panin II, the Chief of Asaam, stated Asante-Mampong and its environs had been noted for their excessive production of grains and different staple crops.
Therefore, the task had come at the appropriate time when many farmers had been grappling with food losses because of the unavailability of storage facilities, he added.