General News of Saturday, 7 December 2019
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to patronise locally-grown rice during his speech at the 35th edition of the National Farmers’ Day.
At the event, which was held in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, under the theme: ‘Enhancing Small-Scale Agriculture towards Agribusiness Development,” President Akufo-Addo lauded farmers for their hard work and dedication to agriculture.
According to him, Ghana is spending huge sums of money on rice being imported into the country, hence, the need to eat locally-grown rice to boost the agricultural sector financially.
“We must eat what we grow to motivate our farmers to support development. Indeed! Rebecca, my beautiful wife insists we eat local rice at home. I call on all Ghanaians to follow my example and eat local rice,” he urged Ghanaians.
“Let me assure all and sundry that government will support agriculture to make the sector one of the driving forces of transforming the economy. Our efforts are being recognised at the international level through interests being shown by foreign investors,” he noted.