Future presidential hopeful, John Dumelo has revealed what he believes will end Ghana’s ailing economy and falling currency.
And according to the actor/businessman, a vibrant agricultural sector will do the magic of quenching Ghana’s thirst for imported products.
John himself is a farmer and owns a three-acre cassava farm in the Manya Krobo community in the Eastern Region. And in separate tweets, he explained why agriculture has the answer to most of Ghana’s problems.
He stated that Ghana’s over reliance on imported goods is mostly agro-based. And so only a vibrant agric sector could provide Ghanaian factories with the needed raw materials to produce such products.
He tweeted: “Agriculture has the answer to most of Ghana’s problems. Most of our imports are agro- based. Imagine Ghana having large factories producing rice, meat products, tomato paste etc? There will be no need to import, we will export our surplus. It’s also important to note that these factories should be wholly Ghanaian owned. Change starts with us. Let’s start small in our own way to make agriculture great again!”.
His comments comes days after the President Nana Akufo-Addo, in an address to a delegation from the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) led by their President, Anthony Forson, stated that the depreciation of the Cedi was due to Ghana’s heavy taste for foreign goods.
According to the President, if Ghanaians begin to manufacture some of the many products we import and patronize locally made goods, Ghana’s Cedis will not depreciate as it does yearly.