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Agric sector has witnessed big achievements; growth under my leadership – Afriyie Akoto

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has indicated that the Ministry has has made remarkable achievements under his leader

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The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has indicated that the Ministry has has made remarkable achievements under his leadership.

He explained that due to the hard work he and his team have done at the Ministry, Ghana has escaped food shortage even in the midst of a global crisis.

The former lawmaker for Kwadsao expressed hope that he would not be among the list of Ministers to be sacked if the President decides to to do that given his performance as a Minister.

President Nana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the output of his ministers has been considerable and that is what he looks at. To that end, he is not considering reshuffling his appointees.

Mr Akufo-Addo said these when asked for his views on calls to reshuffle his ministers while speaking on North Star Radio in Tamale as part of his two-day tour of the Northern Region on Monday August 8.

“Many of them for me have done outstanding work,” he said.

“Their output has been considerable, and that is what I look at,” he added.

The president further indicated that “If the output measures expectations, then I don’t have any strong reasons to heed the call.”

Asked for his reactions to what the President said, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto told Johnnie Hughes in an interview on TV3’s New Day show, Thursday August 11 that “Why not. If your boss thinks you are doing a good job, why not. The person who appointed me is the one who can sack me. If somebody asks the for me to be be sacked, he is not the appointing authority.”

He further expressed hope that the President will not sack him due to his good performance at the Agric Ministry.

“From what I have given you this morning, the work at the Ministry of Agriculture is strong and unprecedented. If you go back 30 years, look at the rate of growth of agriculture and you will see exactly the objective assessment of what I am saying.

“We are very proud of what we are doing for mother Ghana in these crisis, yes global crisis where everybody is suffering food shortage, people are coming into our country to raise surpluses, that should be a big achievement.”

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