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Ghana imported GH¢6.9 billion worth of rice from 2017 to 2020 – Alan Kyerematen

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Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has uncovered that a measure of GHC 6.874 billion was spent on the importation of rice from 2017 to 2020.

This returns on the predictable require the inclining of the creation and utilization of nearby rice in Ghana.

Rice is the second most significant cereal later maize in Ghana and is a significant staple food.
The cereal’s utilization in 2017/18 was assessed at 1 million megatonnes.

Mr Kyerematen because of an inquiry by Mohammed Mutala, the MP for Tamale Central gave a breakdown of imports concerning rice and different staples into the country in the beyond 4 years.

“Mr Speaker, Ghana spent an expected all out of GHC 6.874 billion on the importation of rice from 2017 to 2020. Moreover Mr. Speaker, Ghana additionally imported the accompanying food items over a similar period. Fish a measure of GHC 3.9 million, handled chicken a measure of GHC 1.881 million, meat GHC 487 million, vegetables GHC 281 million, and afterward poultry as birds GHC 184 million.”