The President H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo on Tuesday named his first batch of Ministers designate for some of the Ministries. In all 13 Ministers of state designate were nominated for consideration and approval of Parliament.
Among the nominees was Dr. Afriyie Osei Akoto who was nominated for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, subject to the approval of Parliament.
In an interview published in the Daily Graphic of Wednesday January 11, 2017 soon after the nomination. Dr. Afriyie Akoto outlined briefly his vision and policy direction for the Agriculture sector.
According to him, his main priority is to encourage food production in the country to achieve food sufficiency and food security and the surplus for export.
Dr. Akoto said he would revisit the Operation Feed Yourself concept which was the main Agricultural policy programme during the Acheampong regime in the 1970s.
Dr. Akoto is expected to assume office after his Parliamentary approval.
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