Tuesday, June 15

Tag: Rice

Government commits to reducing annual rice import bill

Government commits to reducing annual rice import bill

Mr. Richard Twumasi-Ankrah, Director at the Planting for Food and Jobs Secretariat at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture says the Ministry is fully committed to reducing the annual rice import bill. He said rice imports were high because the local rice industry in the past was plagued with challenges, which necessitated the importation of substantial quantities to supplement national demand. Mr Twumasi-Ankrah was speaking at the launch of Mama Gold local jasmine rice introduced by Olam Ghana. Olam Ghana is leveraging its established operational infrastructure and wide sourcing network to collaborate with rice growers and millers in the Volta, Ashanti and Eastern Regions to produce and stock the rice. Mr Twumasi-Ankrah said rice was one of the priority crops being promote...
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