GOVERNMENT URGED TO INVEST IN THE VARIOUS AGRICULTURE SECTOR.

Policy Monitoring and Research Center PMRC has urged Government to expedite the alignment of the policy frameworks in agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and tourism and energy sectors to support growth during the Extended Credit Facility period.

Following, the 2022-2025, $1.3 Billion extended credit facility-supported program, PMRC said the program is centered on the home-grown economic reform plan, with the goal to restore macroeconomic stability and foster higher, more resilient, and more inclusive growth.

Acting PMRC Executive Director Sydney Mwamba said with such a program Government should increase investment in the agriculture sector, especially towards irrigation mechanization services, to mitigate overdependence on rain-fed and mono-cropping led agriculture policies. 

Mr. Mwamba in a statement also reiterated that more resources should be channeled towards expanding the manufacturing sector by promoting agro-processing firms, mainly targeting areas endowed with resources like the Kalene Hills Fruit Company and Eastern Tropical Fruits Company.

“Further, the Government is urged to channel more resources towards expanding the manufacturing sector by promoting agro-processing firms, mainly targeting areas endowed with resources like the Kalene Hills Fruit Company and Eastern Tropical Fruits Company,” he said.

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