The Leader of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr Henry Herbert Lartey, has given the Akufo-Addo administration thumbs up for the implementation of what he called a replica ‘Domestication Policy’.
He said so far, programmes such as the Planting for Food and Jobs, the Free Senior High School, the One-village, One-dam and the One-district, One-factory were strengthening the country’s resilience to depend on its own and position it to be competitive in the global world.
Those policies, he said, were all in conformity with the ‘Domestication Policy’.
In an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra, Dr Lartey noted that the ultimate goal of GCPP’s ‘Domestication Policy’ was to ensure that the country developed and relied on its own human and material resources to cater for the needs of its people.
Since its inception at the commencement of the Fourth Republican political scene, the GCPP has advocated the implementation of a domestication policy, which also remains the party’s policy and campaign message.
The domestication mantra was coined by the late Mr Dan Lartey, the Founder and the first presidential candidate of the GCPP in the 2002 and 2004 presidential polls.
Dr Lartey said the policy also aimed at giving Ghanaian industries a sound footing to be globally competitive and through that lead to the industrialisation and accelerated development of the country, as well as becoming self-sufficient.
He noted that the Planting for Food and Jobs had placed the needs and interests of farmers at the centre of the policy, culminating in increased yield and bumper harvests, and increased income for the farmers.
Dr Lartey, who is also a certified Organic Food Exporter to Europe and other developed countries, called on the government to take a look at developing organic farming, because Ghana had a great competitive advantage in that area.
He said the farmers already had the knowledge of organic farming and with a little support, they could develop that into large-scale production and benefit from the increasing large market for organic produce in the developed world, while at the same time saving the environment.
He noted that the 1D1F was in most cases using the local raw materials as their input and urged Ghanaians to deliberately purchase products from such factories as a way of sustaining them and ensuring that they provided employment for the youth and foreign exchange for the country. – #GhanaVotes2020#