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Politics of Friday, 30 July 2010

Source: GNA

Alan Kyerematen assures farmers of improvement in operations

Nkoranza (B/A), July 30, GNA - Mr Alan John Kyerematen, a Flagbearer aspirant of New Patriotic Party, (NPP) has promised farmers of massive improvement in the agricultural sector when elected and eventually becomes the next President of Ghana.

"I would make agriculture very attractive by providing you with the needed logistics such as fertilizers and modern farm implements to make your work easy and attractive," he added.

A statement issued by the Alan Kyerematen campaign Team and copied to Ghana News Agency said the contestant was addressing farmers at Nkoranza, Yeji, Atebubu and Amanten areas, in the Brong Ahafo Region.

"Most of you borrow from the banks with high interest rates so at the end of the farming season, you end up paying the interest with all the profits you make from your farm produce," he stressed.

Mr Kyerematen said he was the brain behind the establishment of Constituency Business Ventures (CBVs) within the party to provide a sustainable source of income to finance activities of the party at the constituency level.

He noted that establishing Credit Unions for the welfare of farmers who contributed 80 per cent of GDP to the economy was very important "to him because he has the well being of farmers at heart".

Mr Kyerematen said during his tenure of office as Minister of Trade, Industries and Presidential Special Initiative, (PSI) about 50,000 jobs were created with farmers being in the majority.

"Mr Kyerematen's PSI's saw the establishment of starch factories in Ghana. The factory has a high-grade quality to supply materials to Nestle Corporation's worldwide operations," the statement added.

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