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General News of Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Source: Kwabena Danso-Dapaah

Manhyia gets support for showing interest in Planting for Food and Jobs programme

In accordance with their Corporate Social Responsibility, the leadership of the Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited (AMGL) gave five hundred bags of fertilizers to Manhyia Palace for showing interest in the government's Planting for Food Jobs program.

Presenting the items to Manhyia, during the 20th Anniversary of Otumfuo Osei Tutu, AGML General Manager, Mr. Henry Otoo-Mensah disclosed to journalists why it has taken a decisions to reduces princes of NPK and UREA fertilizers.

"As we continues to give support to the government's flagship program Planting for Food and Jobs, we are taken such a decision to make it more fruitful", Mr. Henry Otoo-Mensah added in the interview.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture has targeted 1 million farmers to benefit from subsidized fertilizer in its Planting for Food and Jobs program in 2019.

This target was raised from that of 700,000 following improved numbers of farmers who got covered in 2018.
In all, 300,000 metric tons of inorganic fertilizers and 200,000 metric tons of organic fertilizer worth GHc400 million will be distributed.

“The cereals and legume crops being promoted under the campaign have increased. We will raise the achievements up in 2019,” Agric Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto stated at the launch of the 2019 Planting for Food and Jobs programe

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