Summary And Poverty In Ghana
6.1 SUMMARY & CONCLUSION
In her quest to tackle the issue of poverty in Ghana, and further build upon her achievement of being the first country in the West African sub region to meet MDG 1, the Government of Ghana has rolled out a number of social interventions and policies aimed at alleviating poverty. As part of its measures, the Government in 2007 drafted the National Social Protection Strategy which symbolizes the GOG vision of eradicating poverty.
The NSPS masterminded the introduction of LEAP as a cash transfer system with the aim of alleviating poverty by providing cash to the poor and vulnerable in society.
Ever since the inception of LEAP in 2008, Ghana has seen a gradual reduction of its population of poor people. This notwithstanding, there still exists a huge number of poor and …show more content…
This form of industrialisation could take the form of an agric industrialisation policy owing to the fact that rural areas are primarily agrarian in nature and could provide the much needed resources for this form of industrialisation. Government would have to promote investments into this new sector by adopting tax related incentives geared towards attracting and encouraging huge investments into this field. Government as well as private sector involvement in this venture would not only promote development in rural areas, but also create jobs, increase the standards of living of the rural folks, curb rural urban migration and also contribute immensely to food security and economic growth in Ghana on the whole.
Secondly, there is the need for capacity building of farmers and all relevant stakeholders in the agriculture sector of