Mr Ken Ofori-Attah, the Minister of Finance, said the Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) and the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) have been successful in generating employment and contributing to improved livelihoods for many Ghanaians.
He said Government had placed about 97,373 graduates under the Seven Modules of NABCO across the country while the PFJs had contributed significantly to crop yield.
He said maize production increased by 29.2 per cent (2,306,380mt), rice by 53.8 per cent (769,400mt), sorghum by 13.3 per cent (316,240mt) and soya beans by 67.6 per cent (176,670mt).
Mr Ofori-Atta was delivering the 2020 Budget Statement and Government's Fiscal Policy in Parliament on Wednesday.
He said given the significant contributions of the various flagship programmes to job creation and livelihood improvement; "Government will continue to invest in sectors that seek to provide support for the poor and the vulnerable in order to improve the lives of our people".
He said the delivery of priority infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) would be fast- tracked in 2020.
"We will continue to deliver projects such as rural markets, community clinics, toilet facilities, community potable water systems and classroom blocks, to improve the living standards of our people," he added.