ACCRA, (Xinhua) --
Agriculture should be put in the lead as Ghana
endeavors to achieve its desired economic transformation,
according to an official of the UN Food and Agriculture
that is so much desired for the Ghanaian economy can be driven
by the agricultural sector through a well-coordinated strategic
investment approach,” said Abebe Haile-Gabriele, FAO Assistant
Director General and Regional Representative for Africa, at a
national stakeholder dialogue on financing the agriculture
sector on Thursday.
Ghana’s economy has
about 70 percent contribution from the private sector. “These
teaming business communities are profit oriented and will most
likely seek to invest in promising agricultural ventures along
the value chains once the needed enablers and marketing outlets
are stimulated,” he said.
commended the government of Ghana for working hard over the
years to create the needed enabling environment and stimulating
private sector investments through numerous initiatives.