Ghana: Consume local foods for economic dev’t – Mahama admonishes

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President John Mahama has charged Ghanaians to consume locally

produced foods to accelerate economic development and create

sustainable jobs for the youth.

He said consumption of locally produced food will also ensure good

health for Ghanaians.

The President's admonition was the crux of his message at the

30thNational Farmers Day celebrations at Sefwi-Wiawso in the Western


"If we eat what we grow, it will create jobs in Ghana. If all of us

will begin to make a point to begin to eat Ghana products, we will

create more jobs in this country and there will no problem of youth

unemployment because we can expand agriculture and make incomes better

for our people all over the country", President John Mahama said.

He also said consumption of local foods was also important for good health.

"Because our foods are natural and fresh… Indeed in developed

countries they are looking for the kinds of food that we eat now.

They call them organic foods and they pay a higher price for those

foods than what they grow themselves…and eating what we grow will

promote economic growth. It will save Ghana $1.5 billion on imported

food products," the President remarked.

He however said the nation has made a lot of progress in achieving

food sufficiency despite the huge food import bill of more than 1.5

billion dollars annually.

President John Mahama went ahead to announce that government is

rolling out measures to mechanise agriculture, modernise its practise

and provide reliable irrigation systems.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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