The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana has hinted that there will be a food shortage in the country in the coming months. The Association then advised Ghanaians who can buy foodstuffs in large quantities to do because of the impending shortage likely to occur.
The Association also mentioned that because of the shortage that is likely to occur, some foodstuffs are going to experience price hikes.
“Consumers should purchase food items like maize, rice, millet, among others and store them because the prices are going to escalate”. The head of programs and advocacy for peasant farmers association said on 3fm.
While speaking to 3fm's Sunrise on Monday, March 14, 2022, the head of programs and advocacy for Peasant Farmers Association, Dr. Charles Nyaaba gave this advice to Ghanaians when he was speaking about the cost of living and frequent price hikes of everything, especially fuel.
“Those consumers who can buy and stock for 2023 and beyond should start doing so. I will advise them to buy things like maize, rice, millet; the prices are going to escalate because we are not getting fertilizer.” Dr. Nyaaba said.
He also added that the increase in fuel prices has increased the prices of other inputs and that has worsened the case. He, therefore, called on the government to intervene.
“Increase in fuel prices have increased the cost of tractor services, while prices of other inputs have gone up”.
“Ghana should find a way to increase budget allocation to fertilizer subsidies. Things are hard now but if they can afford, they should buy and stock.” Dr. Charles Nyaaba boldly told 3fm's Sunrise.
Many Ghanaians upon seeing this had a lot to say. Most of the reactions from Ghanaians expressed fear and surprise about how food shortages can hit the country in these hard times. The majority of the reactions also descended heavily on the Agric Minister. Below are the reactions of some Ghanaians and you can also add your comments below.
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