Agric minister ‘brags’ over low meals costs

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Agric minister 'brags' over low food prices



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Minister for meals and Agriculture Dr Afriyie Akoto says costs of foodstuff in city spaces have hit a file low.

This he attributes to what he calls the massive luck of presidency’s planting for meals and jobs initiative.

Beneath the initiative, the federal government claims it has disbursed farm inputs and given investment to masses of Ghanaian farmers in a bid to spice up agriculture. 

With lower than 24 hours to Farmers Day, (December 7) the minister is assuring that costs will proceed to dip.

“Meals costs within the city spaces have by no means been this reasonable. The planting for meals and jobs has touched each and every some of the 29 million other people in Ghana. Any one who feigns lack of expertise is solely deceiving themselves since the proof may be very transparent that meals costs have come down considerably.

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“However that is just the start. Subsequent yr and in 2020 when now we have the entire equipment and seeds and doing the entirety proper the volume can be inconceivable,” he mentioned.

Talking to a few marketplace girls on the Mallam Ata marketplace in Accra, the investors say the products are inexpensive within the villages the place they’re harvested however  dear in Accra because of the top shipping fares. 

Talking to Pleasure Information the content material supervisor of the commodity buying and selling company, Esoko Francis Danso Adjei mentioned costs of a few items can have noticed some aid however can’t say if the aid is the bottom in years.

“On the subject of costs what I will say is that for one of the crucial commodities the costs were low when it comes to what persons are paying. Nevertheless it being the bottom I won’t completely believe him,” he mentioned.

He admitted there were some will increase in manufacturing but when there are not any higher garage amenities the produce will move unhealthy and meals costs will move up within the coming months.

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