Lockdown: ‘Stop Choking Market To Stock Up Food, We’re Not In A War’ – Agric Minister
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said the partial lockdown announced by the government is not anything for Ghanaians to rush to markets to stock up food.
Speaking at a press briefing in Accra today [Monday], the Minister said the lockdown will last for only two weeks, thus stocking up food is not necessary.
“…There is enough food in the system, people do not need to stock up because this is not a war situation. We are talking about just two weeks and if we are successful with what we want to do, within the period of two weeks, we will be back to normal.”
“There is no need to stock up. If there was not enough in the system and we had to wait for imports then I would have said you would have to cover yourself and the family but there is absolutely no need because we have more than enough to feed the people of this country. This is only a two-week-hiatus and I do not believe it requires a behaviour of mad rush,” the Minister clarified.