We will stop importing rice by 2022 – Boahen Oduro

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, George Boahen Oduro has said the Government will forestall the importation of rice into the country by the end of the 2022/2023 crop season.

He made this known when speaking to Angel FM which was monitored by Talksafrica.com.

Mr Oduro was of the great conviction that, the country will achieve this considering the hefty investments made into sector.

He assured Ghanaians that,the country will stop importing rice into the country very soon.

“I can assure you that by 2022/2023 crop year, Ghana will not be importing rice into the country again,” he said on the show hosted by Captain Smart”

He added that Ghana has been consuming local produced rice since the lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the future looks bright for the country.

“Since the lockdown, we have not imported any rice, we are only consuming our local rice and the ones that were locked up in the system…the government bought the 600,000 metric tonnes of Ghana rice, we are now giving a seed of 11000 tonnes to our farmer.,” he said.

Paa Kweku Eshun Talksafrica.com

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