Professor Akosa calls for investment in horticulture and floriculture

Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, a pathologist, has called for investment in the horticulture and floriculture sector to create employment.

He said the sector was an area with tremendous growth and could significantly reduce youth unemployment with the needed attention and investment.

Prof Akosa said this at the 10th Anniversary of the Ghana Garden and Flower Movement Show, a flagship event by Stratcomm Africa on the theme: “Growth Unleashed.”

The show, which is an avenue to celebrate Ghana’s unique flora and fauna, herbs, spices, and vegetables, seeks to create awareness among Ghanaians about the commercial, aesthetics, psychological and health benefits of a greener environment.

Prof Akosa said improper economic activities such as “galamsey” continued to destroy the vegetation and described Ghana’s vegetation as going brown instead of green.

He noted that “water bodies have been polluted. We seem to have lost what it means to have green and free flow sky-blue river or water in this country.”

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