President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended farmers for their critical role in ensuring food security in Ghana.
“This year’s event has taken on added significance because of the efforts of our farmers and fisherfolk in ensuring that there were no shortages of food at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is wealth in agriculture, and the government will continue to create the enabling environment and put in place the necessary policies and programmes for the rapid growth of the agricultural sector,” the post said.
Apart from recent data from the Ghana Statistical Service indicating the increasing cost of foodstuff, there have been concerns over a possible food shortage in Ghana. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has however rubbished these claims.
In a statement, the ministry said former President John Mahama was trying to detract from his do-or-die remarks about the 2024 election when he made the prediction.