The deputy minister of Agriculture, Hon. George Oduro, has assured Ghanaians that the government of President Akufo-Addo, has put in place measures to ensure that we never run out food in this torrid times when the entire world is battling the novel coronavirus.
In an interview on Wontumi radio which was aired on Wontumi tv, the minister explained that “even if we should be battling the coronavirus for 6 months, we would always have food to feed everyone in the country”.
To buttress his point, he noted that due to the provision of improved seedlings and fertilizers government has given to farmers, Ghana has reached a point where we wouldn’t import rice in the next two years.
“Every year we import rice worth over a billion dollars to the country. But from the ministry’s projection, we are not going this same path in 2022 and 2023. We won’t import rice again”, the deputy minister said.