Ex-president John Dramani Mahama has said Ghanaian rice consumers prefer delicious perfumed rice to the local variety of rice.
In a live video session in which he addressed a myriad of questions, Mr. Mahama when quizzed on what he thought of the president, Akufo-Addo’s ‘Eat Locally produced rice’, iterated that the president’s campaign will amount to naught if the rice variety grown locally does not meet the organoleptic expectations of the Ghanaian consumer
He further said that during his tenure, he brought in perfumed rice seedlings to be cultivated at Asutuare which did very well.
Mr. Mahama also said the local rice industry needs support of industry especially small scale community based millers to process the cultivated rice in order to make it market ready and that’s exactly what a future Mahama administration will provide.
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