President Akufo-Addo has observed that he has directed all government agencies and ministries to use locally manufactured food products beginning January next year.
Per his directive, all government agencies will use and consume Ghanaian rice.
The president made this observation when he met the press today, Friday to account for his stewardship after three years in office.
The encounter was the third since his assumption of power as the fifth President of the Fourth Republic.
He said: “I’ve directed all the state institutions and government agencies to use Ghanaian produce, Ghanaian rice. I have started at my home at Nima, and I have started here [jubilee house].
“Let us tell our wives, cousins, whoever is responsible for your feeding to eat Ghanaian rice,” he charged.
The President on Farmer’s Day entreated all Ghanaians to join him in eating local rice. He said, “We must eat what we grow to motivate our farmers and support the development of the local food industry.”
He added that the success of the Government’s efforts at ensuring self-sufficiency in rice production depends largely on the level of consumption of local rice.
The President among other sectors spoke about the performance of his government in areas of the economy, governance, health, education, security and what he is doing to turn around the fortunes of the country.
The meeting also afforded journalists the opportunity to ask the President significant questions he hadn’t sufficiently addressed at various forums.