Asante Akyem Agogo tops food-export destination in West Africa- President Akufo Addo

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

President Akufo Addo has announced that Asante Akyem Agogo in Asante Akyem north District tops export destination for its foods in the West Africa region.

Speaking on hello FM in Kumasi and monitored by Adanse3 fm, he said there are load of trucks with foods stuffs traveling in and out from Asante Akyem Agogo to other neighbouring countries due to the good policies the government has put in place.

He indicated that data from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) shows that the export of foodstuffs to neighbouring countries has soared in the last five years, buoyed by the agricultural flagship programme, planting for Food and Jobs.

Describing the revival of Ghanaian agriculture as one of the outstanding developments that have taken place over the last three years, Mr Akufo-Addo explained that, at the time of taking office, the country was importing basic food stuffs from Ghana’s neighbours. However, as a result of the implementation of the programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, he stated: “we have reversed this situation. We are now net exporters of food stuffs again. We have had two bumper harvests in Ghana and in the last two years, we have stopped importing maize, we have cut down on our import of