Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture, Honourable Bryan Acheampong, has noted that one of his main objectives in the agricultural sector is to make it more appealing to the youth.
The Abetifi Legislature told the Appointments Committee on Monday that the agricultural sector offers significant job opportunities for the growing youth. Furthermore, with an ageing farmer population still using traditional agricultural methods, engaging youth in agriculture has become a necessity.
He averred that it is imperative to note that motivating the youth to make agriculture attractive is key, especially in this era where youth unemployment has become a huge issue for the government in the country.
According to him, he is aware that the country’s agriculture harvest yield is appalling, so as the incoming Minister of Food and Agriculture, he will push extensively to improve yearly yields for the economy of the country.
“There are a few recommendations to encourage, motivate, and make agriculture attractive to youth, which I will push for as an incoming Minister of the sector. I’ll also push extensively to improve agriculture yields in the country. Mr. Speaker, Ghana has a large amount of arable land that can be used for agriculture.
“If the Agric sector is made attractive, it will push more Ghanaians into farming and ensure food security which is a national security concern for every country.” Bryan Acheampong told the Committee
He is the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs and a Member of the Defence and Interior Committee, the Appointments Committee, and the Selection Committee.
He is a former Minister of State at the Ministry of the Interior and the former Minister of State at the Ministry of National Security.
His experience spans Security, Intelligence, Politics, and Business Leadership.
Bryan is a serial entrepreneur, having founded many successful businesses in Agriculture, Technology, Real Estate, Agriculture, Hospitality, and Media.
He was an adjunct lecturer in Electronic Business at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) for the 2021/2022 academic year.
He is a retired soldier of the US Air Force with training in Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection, Laws of Armed Conflict, Conventional Defence Training, Weapons, Small Arms, and Fuels. His experience spans Security, Intelligence, Politics, and Business Leadership.