President of the Ashanti Regional Vegetables Growers Association, Mr. John Yaboah has finally break the silence of their grievances to the public.
In an interview with Today, Mr. Yaboah lamented that because vegetables growers in Ghana are not cocoa farmers, the government has totally denied them and this is causing more harm to the vegetable farmers.
According to Mr. Yaboah, only 30% of the total vegetables grows in Ghana are consumed by Ghanaians and 70% just go waste?
Meanwhile with government intervention the 70% of vegetables that go waste can be stored, processed and exported for foreign income, “because that is what countries like Asia and rest do for their vegetables.”
We have one of the finest agriculture land in the world but we cannot even export vegetables to other countries, our leaders have been selfish for long and are to be blamed for the high unemployment rate”, he said