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Johnnie Hughes Exposes Agric Minister For Claiming He Bought Bunch Of Plantain For GHC4

TV3 presenter, Johnnie Hughes has asked Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto to show him the market he claims he bought a bunch of plantain for GHC4 in Ghana.

Recently, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Agriculture stated that the prices of foodstuff on the market have been reduced drastically.

The minister rejected claims that food prices were escalating on the Ghanaian market and said the statistics compiled by the ministry on food prices do not support the claims that food has become expensive.

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In a report filed by 3news.com.gh, the minister said while speaking at a media engagement in Accra over the weekend, that prices of food commodities are rather dropping.

“The statistics that we compile in this ministry do not support that,” he said.

He added that a friend of his recently told him a bunch of plantain which used to be sold at GHC40, he bought it GHC4 at a the market.

The minister’s comments come after the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) issued a warning to Ghanaians to brace themselves for increments in food prices in the country.

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Following, Johnnie Hughes asked the Agric Minister the name of the market his friend bought the bunch of plantain for GHC4.

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Source: GhArticles.com

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