Japan hands over 17,000 tons of rice to Ghana

By GNA
By GNA

4/28/2012 12:30:50 AM -

Tema, April 27, GNA – Mr Naodo Nikai, Japanese Ambassador on Friday handed over a consignment of rice to Ghana to augment the country's shortfall in domestic rice production.

Mr Nikai said the consignment totalling 17,000 tons worth million falls under the Japanese food aid programme.

He explained that under the programme the government of Ghana would have to deposit the proceeds from the sale of the rice into the Japanese Counter-Value Fund to be utilised to implement other social and economic projects to meet the needs of Ghanaians.

The Japanese Ambassador gave the assurance that his country remained committed to the cordial relations between Ghana and Japan and expressed the hope that with the fair distribution of the commodity the local markets and consumers would not be adversely affected.

Mr Enoch Hemans Cobbinah, Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance received the items on behalf of the government and thanked the donors for the gesture.

Mr Cobbinah assured the Ambassador that the necessary procedures would be followed in the marketing of the rice to ensure the achievement of the mandatory payment of more than two-thirds of the Freight On Board value of the consignment into the Japanese Counter-Value Fund.

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LET'S US USE OUR HEAD AS HUMAN
Apaaa! | 4/29/2012 8:17:00 AM
ooooh!!! So disgraceful and senseless african leaders and ghana in particular shame unto you all. Can't we pump the cash we steal from the state coffers, invest them in agriculture so as stop this food shotages. AAAAABA!!!! we are soooo tired of you all, we acting as if black people were created from a different God who made these white folks.

Why didn't you go for chinese or asian rice producers instead of that 3billion, why this crazy woyome senseless payment?