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Growth of agric sector one of my successes – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has noted that the growth in the agric sector has been one of his successes in the last four years in office.

Speaking on the Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme Thursday, October 29, he said the economy in general has expanded to the benefit of all.

He explained that before he took over the affairs of this country, Ghana was importing food from neighbouring countries.

But, he said, due to prudent policies he has introduced, Ghana has moved from being an importer of foods to a net exporter following the growth of the agric sector of the economy.

President Akufo-Addo said the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative was one of the factors that led to the economic growth.

“I think with the expansion of the economy, we have all seen it. Until Covid, the economy was growing at an average rate of 7%,” he said.

He added: “I think agric is one of the major successes of the last four years, with the programme of the Planting for Food and Jobs.

“Ghana was an importer of food which we saw under Mahama. Today, it is a net exporter of food.”

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