Ghana’s opposition Member of Parliament for Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Clement Apaak, has spoken about what he describes as a pure lie in the last State of the Nation Address by the president Akufo Addo.
President Akufo Addo, in his SONA address form January 5, stated that Ghana no more import basic foodstuffs such as plantains and tomatoes. He indicated that due to the effective implementation of the flagship Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program, Ghana now exports basic foodstuffs, including tomatoes.
However, days ago, the Tomatoes Traders Association of Ghana announced their intended strike, citing the increasing insecurity on the roads its members use to transport tomatoes from neighboring Burkina Faso into the country.
For NDC lawmaker Apaak, the industrial action of the tomato traders is exposing the government’s lies. He has urged the president to apologize for his claim that the country no longer imports tomatoes.
Tomato traders are currently on strike due to robberies on Kumasi-Bolga-Burkina Faso road. IGP pledges to order police protection for them, if needed police-military. Even so, the traders are yet to accept the offer.
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