Hon. Benjamin Narteh Ayiku, the esteemed Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Constituency, has actively participated in a parliamentary select committee workshop focused on reviewing the 2022 budget performance reports of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Acquaculture Development. The workshop took place from Friday, July 21st to Sunday, July 23rd, 2023, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
The workshop, which was organized by the parliamentary select committee on food and agriculture affairs, aimed to critically assess the budget performance of the aforementioned ministries and discuss strategies to enhance the agricultural and fisheries sectors in Ghana.
As a member of the parliamentary select committee, Hon. Benjamin Narteh Ayiku actively engaged in discussions, debates, and presentations during the workshop. His valuable insights and contributions were highly regarded by his fellow committee members, as well as the representatives from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Ministry of Fisheries and Acquaculture Development.
The workshop provided a platform for stakeholders to evaluate the progress made in the implementation of the 2022 budget, identify challenges faced, and propose solutions to further improve the agricultural and fisheries sectors.
The discussions revolved around key areas such as crop production, livestock farming, fisheries management, aquaculture development, and the overall sustainability of these sectors.
Hon. Benjamin Narteh Ayiku emphasized the need for increased investment in modern agricultural practices, improved access to credit facilities for farmers, and the adoption of innovative technologies to enhance productivity.
He also stressed the importance of sustainable fishing practices, the protection of marine resources, and the empowerment of local fishermen and fisherwomen.
The workshop concluded with a comprehensive report that will be presented to the Parliament of Ghana for further deliberation and action. Hon. Benjamin Narteh Ayiku expressed his optimism that the recommendations from the workshop would be seriously considered and implemented to drive positive change in the agricultural and fisheries sectors.