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President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that Ghana will ban the importation of rice by 2022 to help boost the production of local rice.
Speaking at a media encounter in Accra on Friday, December 13, 2019, the president said his government is working towards feeding ourselves, so we don't have to be dependent on aid or grants.
“We are building the capacity of our local farmers by giving them the necessary inputs to grow their businesses,” he added.
Nana Addo also noted that he has instructed all state institutions, including the Jubilee House, to only buy locally produced rice.
“Let us tell our wives, cousins, whoever is responsible for your feeding to eat Ghanaian rice,” the president added.
He opined that once Ghana was self-sufficient and can produce enough to feed it self, then we can go ahead and ban the importation of rice.
“The success of the government’s efforts in ensuring self-sufficiency in rice production depends largely on the level of consumption of local rice.
“We must eat what we grow to motivate our farmers and support the development of the local food industry.”
The president also scored his government 72% on the delivery of its campaign promises.
Policy think tank, IMANI Africa in a recent report scored the NPP 48% as far as the delivery of its campaign promises are concerned.
But President Akufo-Addo disagreed and rejected IMANI’s assertion and grading of the government.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the luxury apartments of embattled businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome which have been put up for auction by the state has surfaced on the internet.
Online news portal, Theghanareport.com, visited the location of the properties at Trassaco Valley inside East Legon in Accra and has shared photos.
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