Ghanaian Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Kennedy Nyarko Osei has recently revealed the good news that Ghana is all set to end the rice importation by the upcoming three years. According to the Deputy Minister, the government is working very hard to make sure that Ghana doesn’t have to import rice in the coming years.
Kennedy Nyarko was exclusively interviewed by the host, Kwame Tutu in which he revealed that according to the recent survey Ghana imports tons of rice (billion dollars worth) and it needs to stop. He said, “we import billion dollars of rice into the country but the Agric Ministry led by Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto is determined that by the end of 2022 we will stop importing rice from other countries based on our projections.”
Not only rice, but the government is making sure to produce enough soya as well. As Deputy Minter said, “The two crops we are focusing on are rice and soya; soya because of the poultry industry and rice because of import substitution.”
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