Legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, Kojo Antwi, has eulogised the Eat-Ghana-Rice campaign and called for a a massive campaigns to promote Ghanaian products.
“The campaign is great, but we should have started this long time ago; it’s great, I mean I’ve been eating local rice with brown rice,” Kojo Antwi said on the Class91.3FM’s Drive.
The multiple-award winning musician told show host Prince Benjamin on Thursday, 19 December 2019 that: “This rice campaign is good but I think we should start a whole lot more [campaigns for] chocolate, cocoa”.
The campaign for Ghanaians to eat local rice has increased in recent times.
At the 35th National Farmers’ Day celebration held in the Volta Region on 6 December 2019, President Nana Akufo-Addo said: “The success of the government’s efforts in ensuring self-sufficiency in rice production depends largely on the level of consumption of local rice”, insisting: “We must eat what we grow to motivate our farmers and support the development of the local food industry.”
President Nana Akufo-Addo also said he has given a directive to all state institutions, including the Jubilee House, to only buy locally-produced rice.
“I’ve directed all the state institutions and government agencies to use Ghanaian produce, Ghanaian rice”, the President told journalists at the Jubilee House on Friday, 13 December 2019 during his engagement with the media, adding: “I have started in my home at Nima, and I’ve started here [Presidency]”.
“Let us tell our wives, cousins, whoever is responsible for your feeding to eat Ghanaian rice,” the President urged his interlocutors.
“Rebecca, my beautiful wife, our First Lady”, the President revealed: “Insists that we eat local rice at home and has made sure of this”.
“I call on all Ghanaians to follow my example and eat local rice”, the President encouraged