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General News of Monday, 30 March 2020


LIVESTREAMED: Agric Minister speaks on food pricing after coronavirus outbreak

Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto

Minister for Food and Agriculture Dr. Afriyie Owusu Akoto will be taking his turn as he addresses the issue of profiteering by several traders in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

There has been an outcry by several Ghanaians, as the increase in demand for basic food items and services have resulted in the insane spike of their prices on the markets.

Some parts of the country are currently on lockdown for 14 days as a containment measure directed by the President to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.

As at March 29, Ghana has recorded 152 confirmed cases, 5 deaths and 2 recoveries.

CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority Mr Akwasi Agyeman explained that food sellers at the local level, market women who deal in food items were not prohibited but people would not be allowed to sit and eat at food joints.

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