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‘It’s criminal for Ghana to continue to import rice despite arable lands, water’ – Ofori-Atta
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‘It’s criminal for Ghana to continue to import rice despite arable lands, water’ – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has bemoaned the rate at which rice is imported into Ghana despite being endowed with arable lands, water, and favorable conditions to produce the grains domestically. According to him, Ghana annually imports rice in excess of US$2 billion although the country is well positioned to grow and produce rice for consumption and export purposes.“It’s actually quite criminal for the country to continue to import rice while we’re endowed with arable lands, water, and favorable weather conditions for growing crops to mitigate any possible food crisis.”“Since 2017, we’ve spent over a million dollars importing rice. What’s more embarrassing is that a country like Ukraine exports about 74 million tons of grains despite cur...