Friday, 19th November 2021
Over the past one week, one of the issues that have become very controversial is the cost of food prices. The minister for food and agriculture stated during a press briefing that, the cost of food had come down. This was after a section of Ghanaians complained bitterly about the escalating cost of food in the markets.
Reacting to these claims, the agric minister sated that, data available to his office suggest that a bunch of plantain which used to cost GHC 40.00 now cost GHC 4.00
It became necessary for the statement to be scrutinized. Journalists went to the markets to survey the food prices. The reactions proofed that the agric minister Hon. Owusu Afriyie Akoto was wrong.
The question then was who fed the minister with the erroneous data? The provisional answer was the over four thousand agric extension officers might had fed the minister with wrong information and he too didn't take time to scrutinize before publishing same in the public.
But the minister has defended his statement. Speaking on Dwaso Nsem on Adom TV today monitored by CitizenOne, the honourable minister maintained that food prices were down in the country and will continue to drop as we head towards the climax of a major harvesting season. To support his position, the minister said his wife also goes to the market and whenever the prices go up or down she tells him. He said if he couldn't trust anyone, it won't be his own wife.
"As we speak, food prices are dropping and will continue to drop as we are heading to a major harvesting season. This year, we are expecting a bumper harvest because the rains were good even though it delayed a bit. To the naysayers, I want them to know that my wife also goes to the market. If the food prices were high she would had told me", the minister stated in Twi.￼
But ultimately, you are the best judge. What do you see in the market? Are food prices going up or down. Take to the comments section to air your views.
Content created and supplied by: CitizenOne (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More