I have no control over two main elements leading to high food prices in Ghana – Agric Minister

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has admitted that food prices are increasing in Ghana.

He however said this is due to factors that are beyond his control, factors including the ongoing geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine which he said, affected the supply of fertilizer.

Addressing a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, March 23, he said, “Some of the bulkiest items you can carry around happen to be foodstuffs.

“So the cost of transportation to get the food from farm gate to the consumer has also gone up. So these two elements, I don’t have any control over. It is also not specific to agriculture in terms of transportation.

“What I am not sure about is how the farmer is going to take it. Now people are talking about, 400, 500 even 600 cedis per bag when only two years ago it was 120.”

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