- According to Ghana’s president, the price of food in the country is way too high
- He was speaking to Ghanaian nationals in Togo when he asked them to compare food prices in Ghana and Togo
- The president was very hopeful that the new Planting for Food and Jobs programmes would help reduce high food prices
Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo has bemoaned the high pricing of food in Ghana.
The president stated that most Ghanaians end up paying too much money for food thus his resolve to tackle the issue with the Planting for Food and Jobs programme.
“It is important we begin to bring down the cost of food in Ghana. We pay too much money for ordinary food in Ghana”, the president stated.
Nana Addo was speaking to Ghanaians living in Togo when he made the statement.
“You live here so you know the price of food here compared to Ghana. This is because our agriculture is not working”, he told the locals asking them to compare food prices in Ghana and Togo.
He was in the country for a two-day official visit.
The Planting for Food and Jobs programme, according to Nana Addo, will bring the cost of food down, bring about abundance of food supply and also create jobs.
Nana Addo also bemoaned the unavailability of jobs for graduate in the agricultural sector. He stated that for the last five years, not a single person who has come from the colleges of agriculture has found employment in the public sector.
This has led to a deficit of about 3000 unemployed graduates, who according to the president, would get jobs in the new Planting for Food and Jobs programme.
The programme is expected to provide jobs to 200,000 farmers in the first year and about 2.5 million farmers after four years.
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