The three main objectives for Planting for Food and Job policy of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s are to create jobs, ensure food security and produce necessary resources to feed indigenous firms and export the residuals for foreign exchange.
Yesterday, March 22, 2021 the President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe, sent a word to the Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Owusu Afriyie Akoto, regarding the artificial shortage created by suppliers of Soyabeans to indigenous firms.
According to Franklin Cudjoe, some producers of Soyabeans have been supplying their products to expatriate firms at the detriment of indigenous industries. This is because foreign firms buy this product above the prevailing domestic market price.
However, the government has made it difficult to import Soyabeans in order to protect indigenous farmers who cultivate it.
“Ghana loses twice, because government extended subsidies and granted free fertilisers from our tax money to soya farmers and local processing companies are denied supply at competitive prices. Meanwhile, these processors say they have been restrained by government from importing soyabeans through punishing import duties. My friend, the handsome Agric Minister must find time from his presidential project to address these concerns now”, he said.
He wrote this on his Facebook page.
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