President Akufo-Addo has experienced his first ever opposition from civil society concerning the newly designated minister of Africulture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto.
The Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) claims Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto is not the right man for the job expecially when he was heard speaking against the removal of the bill.
“Ghana imports 150 thousand metric tons of poultry products every year and most of that are coming from America, Brazil and Europe. Where do you think those chickens are fed from? They are fed from genetically modified grains. So, we are eating genetically modified food. Has anybody died?” he asked.
General Secretary of Food Sovereignty Ghana, Evans Tawiah says “we have nothing against him [Dr. Afriyie Akoto]. What we are saying is that we find his position on genetically modified food as strange. Food Sovereignty Ghana cannot trust Dr. Akoto to man our agricultural sector.”