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Ghana's economy may grind to a halt if agric sector is not revived in 10 yrs - Prof Owusu

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
University of Ghana Vice Chancellor, Prof Ebenezer Oduro Owusu
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The too much attention given to the service sector instead of agriculture and technology holds a dire future for Ghana's economy, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has stated.

According to him, if drastic measures are not taken to revive the agricultural sector within the next 10 years, the economy, which he described as being in a reverse mode may grind to a halt.

“We have a reverse economic growth as a nation, so the top most growth is service sector followed by industry and then we have agriculture as the last.”

Speaking at the 2nd Biennial Scientific Conference in Accra, Prof. Owusu said, "There is no doubt that the nation’s development depends on science education. We've gotten to a point that as a nation we must make a decision either we decide to invest in science education or we forget about it".