Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, Ranking Member - Parliament Select Committee on Health

The National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament (MP) for the Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region has described farming as a lucrative job Ghanaians must venture into.

According to Kwabena  Mintah  Akandoh, the benefits Ghanaians and the economy as a whole derive from farming outweigh that of other jobs.

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“You can quote me anywhere and read my lips farming is a very lucrative job which gives money, adds nutritional value to the country and it is also a major source of employment in the country,” he explained

The lawmaker, who doubles as a farmer, explained that revenue derived from large scale farming contributes to the strength of the Ghanaian currency.

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 “If we rely on small-scale farming, we can’t feed the public. Commercial farmers seize the importation because they produce on large scale and it helps the cedi,” he said in a phone-in conversation with Accra-based UTV, monitored by Adomonline.com.

He urged Ghanaians to focus on the agricultural sector, adding that “you will never regret entering into it.”