John Dumelo: vibrant agricultural sector can quench Ghana’s thirst for imported products

A vibrant agricultural sector in Ghana would help reduce the desire for imported products by Ghanaians, says actor, John Dumelo. In a series of tweets Thursday, Dumelo, the owner...

A vibrant agricultural sector in Ghana would help reduce the desire for imported products by Ghanaians, says actor, John Dumelo.

In a series of tweets Thursday, Dumelo, the owner of a three-acre cassava farm in the Manya Krobo community in the Eastern Region suggested that agriculture is the answer to most of the problems in Ghana.

“Agriculture has the answer to most of Ghana’s problems. Most of our imports are agro-based. Imagine Ghana having large factories producing rice, meat products, tomato paste etc.? There will be no need to import, we will export our surplus,” reads part of his tweet.

“It’s also important to note that these factories should be wholly Ghanaian owned. Change starts with us. Let’s start small in our own way to make agriculture great again!”

He added that there should be a conscious effort to instill in Ghanaians the need to purchase locally produced products.

“We live in a country where we are overly dependent on the importation of things for our daily sustenance, things we can produce we continue to import them and at the same time, we don’t generate enough exports.”

SOURCE: Winegah Perry Edwin/livefmghana.com/Ghana/91.9FM/

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