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Comment: SINCE WHEN DID MY IDOL KUFUOR REALIZE THIS?

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Obirempong Takyi Abbeam
Date:
2018-10-11 17:29:00


I hate to criticize Ex-President Kufuor but for the sake of the country and to expose how politicians have hurt Ghana, I will do it.

Did President Kufuor just realize that Ghana must stop importing Rice?

As a President, my Uncle Kufuor never stopped shy of signing any stupid free trade agreement that came to his desk. The result is the US$4 Billion rice import bill for Ghana in 2017.

Yes, the local Ghanaian rice has had an image problem going all the way back to when I was a kid. In those days, when you bought a locally produced rice, one had to sift through the grains again to pick all the tiny pebbles or rock grains (for lack of a better word) that got mixed with the grains during the milling process. If one did not do the pre-cooking sifting through of the grains, then God help you with your dinner made up of the local rice. The alternative, in those days, was the clean foreign rice (not perfumed). This is where our taste for foreign rice began and now has blossomed into an ADDICTION.

Technology has improved. Henry Ford's Model-T of the 1920s is not the same as the monstrous technologically awe-inspiring F-150 Ford pick up truck of 2018. The same obtains in the rice processing industry and I believe that with good political and agronomic guidance Ghana can produce rice whose quality will be comparable to any rice being imported into the country.

I say RIP INTO PIECES THESE STUPID Trade agreements and PUT Ghana FIRST.

If a well competitive local rice industry employs about 20,000 Ghanaians, that alone is a big deal. In our collective national stupidity and psychosis, we prefer to create expensive work programs for unemployed Graduates who will produce nothing of substance while the land is lying fallow and is crying to us to cover it with rice, sugarcane, fish farms etc.

THINK!!!

Read on:

https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/Stop-rice-importation-Kufuor-691776

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Obirempong Takyi Abbeam on 10-11 17:29
 
 
SINCE WHEN DID MY IDOL KUFUOR REALIZE THIS?
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