In a Presidential Roundtable Discussion with development partners focusing on the PFJ, President Akufo-Addo underscored the significance of the programme and its role in enhancing food security in the country. He emphasized that the government was fully committed to supporting the scheme to ensure its success.
“I am firmly convinced that the second phase of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme will raise awareness about the potential of Ghana's agriculture and attract the necessary investments so that we can achieve food security and economic growth in Ghana,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
Furthermore, Deputy Minister of Finance Dr. John Kumah assured that the Ministry of Finance would provide the necessary funds to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to facilitate the effective implementation of the PFJ. Dr. Kumah pointed out the significant budgetary allocation to the PFJ, demonstrating the government's dedication to the agricultural sector.
“By the numbers, the budgetary allocation from the Ministry of Finance has increased from GH¢188 million to GH¢857.8 million in 2022 under President Akufo-Addo. Crucially, we have maintained our resolve and commitment to the agricultural sector,” said Dr. Kumah.
He also highlighted the Ministry of Finance's consistent efforts to ensure that the Ministry of Food and Agriculture received adequate funding, even in challenging economic conditions.