Actor John Dumelo has said the only means Ghana’s problems can be solved is through Agriculture.
He made this comment days after President Akufo-Addo attributed the depreciation of the cedi to Ghanaians tastes for foreign goods.
Dumelo who recently added farming to his acting career shared on his Twitter page, explaining why Ghana should embrace agriculture with all seriousness.
He noted that most of the imports to Ghana were agro-based, adding that a vibrant Agric sector could supply Ghanaian factories with the raw materials needed to produce such products.
He posted: “Agriculture has the answer to most of Ghana’s problems. Most of our imports are agro-based. Imagine Ghana having large factories producing rice, meat products, tomato paste etc? There will be no need to import, we will export our surplus. It’s also important to note that these factories should be wholly Ghanaian owned. Change starts with us. Let’s start small in our own way to make agriculture great again!”.
Most of our imports are agrobased. Imagine Ghana having large factories producing rice, meat products, tomatoe paste etc? There will be no need to import, we will export our surplus. It’s also important to note that these factories should be wholly Ghanaian owned.
— MrDumelo (@johndumelo1) March 21, 2019
Dumelo also urged government to focus on how to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technological development, effective extension and other support services to farmers, processors and traders for improved livelihood.
The philanthropist owns a three-acre cassava farm in the Manya Krobo community in the Eastern Region.
The award winning actor who has been exploiting the farming industry recently added snail and goat rearing to his farming business.
Concerning all the sectors of the Ghanaian economy, many have predicted that agriculture appears to be the only established economic sector liable of ensuring individual and nationwide growth.