The first truckload of foodstuff to be conveyed from the farm gate to the Ministry of Food Agriculture arrives today, November 11, 2022.
This Ministry announced the foodstuff will arrive at 8 am.
This is intended to reduce the price build-up on the items.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture plans to begin selling foodstuff within its premises to serve people in Accra.
Speaking at a meeting with farmers in Sefwi Wiaso in the Western North Region, sector Minister Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie said “the ministry itself is going to take its own initiative.”
“We are going to link up with the farm gate so that we make all the arrangements to ensure that we put up kiosks on our compounds at the ministry, specifically for food from here [Sefwi Wiaso] and we are going to give it a lot of publicity,” the minister said.
Increases in food prices; housing, electricity and fuel, and three other divisions pushed inflation for the month of October 2022 to 40.4 %.
According to Ghana Statistical Service data, food inflation was the highest among all components when compared to non-food inflation. Food inflation has increased by more than 3% from the previous rate of 37.2%.
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels (69.6%), Furnishings, Household Equipment, and Routine Household Maintenance (55.7%), Transportation (46.3%), and Personal Care, Social Protection, and Miscellaneous Goods and Services (45.5%) are the other four divisions.
Food inflation in October 2022 was 43.7%, compared to 37.8% in September 2022. It carries more weight than the preceding divisions.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana