Food Price Increase: Government Must Implement Policies to Address the Crisis – Eric Opoku

Eric Opoku, Member of Parliament for Asunafo South and ranking member on food and agriculture, has urgently called on the government to support farmers in boosting food crop production to curb the recent surge in food prices.

In an interview on the Adwenepa morning show with host Afia Kwarteng Asamani on Original TV, Opoku acknowledged that rising prices of essential food items such as yams, tomatoes, peppers, and garden eggs impact all demographics across the country.

“The government should implement policies to mitigate the skyrocketing food prices,” he stated.

In April 2024, Ghana’s headline annual inflation rate declined to 25.0%, driven by base effects and lower food inflation.

This marked a significant decrease from 41.2% in April 2023, as price pressures eased.

Additionally, the food and non-alcoholic beverages sub-index fell compared to March 2024, with prices of cereals, fish, and other seafood decreasing due to ample supply.

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