President Akufo-Addo outlines measures to help reduce food prices

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to outline measure to ensure that food prices are reduced in the coming days.

According to him, the provision of trucks to market queens for the transportation of food items from the rural areas to the urban areas will ease the burden of cost from them.

President Akufo-Addo made the remarks at the 22nd General Meeting of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Kwahu Abetifi in the Eastern Region.

The President said, the measures forms part of efforts by the government to address the increasing rate of inflation, which currently stands at 31.7 percent.

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“Arrangements are being made with market women, market queens, in popular parlance, to provide trucks to evacuate foodstuffs from rural markets to urban centres to help reduce cost of food prices in the city,” he said.

The President also encouraged companies engaged in the manufacture of inorganic fertilisers to scale up production to reduce the impact of the high-cost and unavailability of fertilisers.

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