Climate Change & Energy
There will be no food shortage in Ghana- Agric Minister
Source: ghenvironment.com - June 14, 2022
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has refuted claims by section of the public including some researchers, predicting shortage of food in Ghana in the coming days.
According the sector minister, the statistics in Bono and Ahafo regions have proven those dire situations otherwise. Dr Afriyie Akoto again added that, the recent hike in food prices is as a result of high increase in fuel prices and transportation within the Sub- Saharan regions.
Addressing the farmers in the Bono Regional capital, Sunyani, as part of his working visit to five selected regions to assess the progress of work in the sector, he assured that, government has put in place measures to ensure stabilized food prices in markets.
He again maintained that, production would continue to grow irrespective of current happenings to cost of production.
Meanwhile, the Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene noted that poultry business is collapsing in the region.
She therefore appealed to the Agric Minister to formulate policies to support the growth of poultry industry in the Bono Region.
Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto