Reduction in food prices due to harvest season, not government policies — John Dumelo ‘schools’ Agric Minister

Politics Food and Agriculture Minister, Bryan Acheampongleft and John Dumelo
NOV 28, 2023 LISTEN
Food and Agriculture Minister, Bryan Acheampong[left] and John Dumelo

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Bryan Acheampong, recently attributed a recent reduction in food prices in Ghana to prudent measures implemented by the government.

In a press briefing earlier this week, the Kwahu Abetifi lawmaker asserted that food prices have drastically fallen in the past few months due to interventions by the government.

He said these interventions are yielding positive results for Ghanaian consumers.

However, John Dumelo, who owns a farm and contesting the Ayawaso West Wougon seat in parliament on the ticket of the opposition NDC, disputed the minister's assertions.

In a social media post on Monday, November 28, Dumelo said the price drop has nothing to do with government policy but is merely a result of the current harvest season.

"Hon Bryan I like you but please this kinda political talk won't wash. Every farmer knows at this time of the year prices drop because we are all harvesting. It has nothing to do with any government policy," Dumelo wrote.

He added that checking prices in February when fewer farmers are harvesting would show prices three times higher due to low supply and high demand.

According to Dumelo, the general harvesting during this season alone reflects in the reduced food costs, not any intervention by the NPP administration.

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