Gov’t to introduce Planting for Export & Rural Development initiative, Akufo-Addo to perform launch on April 23

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Government is coming with a new intinative dubbed Plating for Export and Rural Development (PERD) and president Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo is due to officially launch this initiative on April 23, 2019 in the Central Region.

The initiative according to sources is a deliberate programme under the Ministries of Food and Agriculture and Local Government and Rural Development.

The cardinal objective is to help develop rural economies through the planting and exportation of six tree crops including oil palm, mango, coconut, coffee and cashew.

The Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto in an inter with Dailyguidenetwork online opined that the initiative is to complement the already existing planting for food and jobs programme which has in no small measure within this short period of its existence contributed to addressing the issue of food security in the country.

The launching ceremony is scheduled to take place on April 23, 2019, at the Nursing and Midwifery Training College Park, Dunkwa – On – Offin, Central Region under the theme “Export Diversification as a Tool for Development.”


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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