President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that Ghana's local rice has grown in popularity and has become the preferred choice in many Ghanaian homes.
The president made this know at the last State of the Nation Address of the 7th Parliament of Ghana's Fourth Republic.
He went on to indicate that on the agricultural front, Ghana managed to stay afloat and cut down on imports of basic foodstuff that were hitherto not grown on a large scale in the country.
According to the president, Ghana has managed to grow to become a huge exporter of products like plantain and tomatoes which the nation used to import.
President Akufo-Addo said even during the era of the dreaded COVID-19 which was coupled by a lockdown, the nation did not experience any form of food shortage.
The final State of the Nation Address is currently being delivered by President Akufo-Addo in line with the 1992 Constitution as part of plans to draw the curtains on Ghana's 7th Parliament in the 4th Republic.