Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, Minister for Business Development, has challenged Ghanaians, especially those in the private sector to take advantage of the business friendly environment the government is creating. He says the government is doing everything possible to create employment for the teeming unemployed youth of Ghana.
He said this when he joined Robert Jackson; the U.S Ambassador to Ghana to commission a Groundnut Roasting facility for farmers. The project which is to improve livelihoods and Nutrition of the people within the region is sponsored by USAID.
Mr. Awal Mohammed believes this is the best time for every business-oriented person to venture into business and take advantage of the declining interest rate which he projects could go down to 20% by next year.
Mr. Robert P. Jackson commended the Project and praised the effort to help develop the groundnut industry and also fight under-nutrition.
He lauded the SPRING Project for enabling the procurement of the groundnut roaster and for the tireless work to improve nutrition worldwide.
He explains that through strategic partnerships, the U.S have been able to unlock the potential of millions of women and men through their government’s Feed the Future Initiative, adding that, they partner widely to improve food security and nutrition. They have also partnered with the private sector to create markets in which farmers can buy inputs and sell their produce.
He explains also that his country teams up with banks, health workers, educators and community members to ensure that financing, knowledge, sanitation as well as education services are readily available to farmers.