Ghana To No Longer Import Rice By 2023

Planting For Food and Jobs is a policy by President Akufo-Addo's administration to encourage Ghanaians in agriculture and also ensure food security in Ghana.

Ghana is said to have hardly suffered shortages in food supply despite the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In line with this policy was another initiative called ''Ghana Beyond Aid'' introduced by the government which was to ensure Ghana is self-dependent.

These two programmes are all aimed at stimulating Ghanaians to depend on their own, especially to purchase made-in-Ghana commodities.

In view of promoting the spirit for made-in-Ghana goods, Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuaem, George Mireku Duker has disclosed that Ghana will in the next two years stop importing rice.

Speaking to host Nana Yaw Kesseh on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', Hon. Mireku Duker, reading from a statement by the Agriculture Minister, said; ''They will ban rice importation by 2023''.