President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his State of the Nation’s address valiantly stated that, the abundance of food in the country can be attributed to one of his government’s flagship policies, the Planting food for and Jobs programme has elevated the agriculture sector to produce abundant food.
Delivering his last State of the Nation’s Address in his first term, the President said his government has been vindicated by the benefits of the programme.
“Thanks to the Planting for food and jobs programme food is in abundance in our country”, he said.
Meanwhile , the Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr. Clement Apaak has described President Akufo-Addo as a liar after he stated in the last State of the Nation Address that Ghana no longer imports food due to the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivering his last SONA said the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme has vindicated his government since food is abundant in Ghana.
However, according to Dr. Clement Apaak, it is not true that Ghana no longer imports tomatoes as claimed by the President.
He said if the President had consulted widely with his appointees in the Upper East Region, he would not have made the claims he made before Parliament.
He also asked if the president was aware that there was a shortage of onions in the country and so therefore it is been imported in the country