Gov’t to pilot sale of cheap foodstuff at Agric Ministry today

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture will from today, Friday, November 11, 2022, begin the retailing of food items at its premises to civil and local government workers.

The Ministry explains that the move forms part of efforts to cushion Ghanaians and mitigate the impact of rising food prices.

The first truckload from the farm gate was expected to arrive at the Ministry at 8 am.
Sector Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto reiterated the government’s intention to transport food from the rural production areas to Accra in Parliament on Wednesday in a bid to deal with rising food inflation.

According to Dr. Akoto, data gathered by the Ministry shows massive disparities between prices at the production areas and urban centres due to the costs within the value chain.

Though the move has been criticized by a section of the public and other stakeholders, a pilot exercise takes place today.

By: Margaret Annan

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