EXPOSED! Planting for Food and Jobs is a scam, Ghana still imports plantain

EXPOSED! Planting for Food and Jobs is a scam, Ghana imports plantain

One such program of the ruling New Patriotic Party that has received media hype is Planting for Food and Jobs. Clearly it is a counter program to augment the claim of the then Presidential candidate, Nana Akuffo Addo, in 2016.

Nana Addo being NPPs flagbearer at the time has claimed that Ghana’s buoyant economy, especially, the agricultural sector, has seen a sharp decline to the extent that the West African nation now imports plantain from neighbouring La Cote d’Ivoire.

Correspondents of are picking reports from across Ghana’s boarders with La Cote d’Ivoire. This are turning out to expose what some call as Planting for Food and Jobs being a flagship program by President Akuffo Addo.

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Reports have it that Ghana still imports plantain from La Cote d’Ivoire. Insiders are picking reports from the borders through Half Assini, also known as Awiane. With Wiaso now the regional capital of Western North, the imported plantains are mostly loaded to the capital.

Imported plantain being offloaded at Wiaso

Subsequent offload to Kumasi and later to Accra is then done. “along all the borders. the much touted planting for food and jobs clearly is a scam. We are aware that the wli borders are used to import plantain almost every week. It amaze me to see people bring in a whole lot. We are really importing” A worker on the boarder disclosed.

This is however in sharp contrast to a publication by myjoyonline. The news portal earlier this year reported that Ghana has resumed the export of maize to three neighbouring countries, including Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Togo.

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NewsNowGH is following up with the story to reveal further facts.

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