Return of 'operation feed yourself' will increase food production in Ghana

A private legal practitioner, Mr. Kwame Jantuah, has suggested to the government to reintroduce the “operation feed yourself” concept to help alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.

“Operation feed yourself” was an agricultural programme administered in Ghana under the late military general and head-of-state Ignatius Kutu Acheampong.

The national programme sought to increase production of food crops with the aim of making Ghana then self-sufficient in food supply.

“I think one of the things we have not done successfully is to conscientise our population to start having backyard gardens if for nothing at all,” Jantuah said on Asaase Radio’s current affairs and news analysis show, The Forum on Saturday.

“Do you know the impact of “operation feed yourself” in this country? It depends on the approach… this is a critical time,” he told the sit-in host Benjamin Offei-Addo.

“The way we are pushing planting of trees, this is a serious situation where I think if people get into planting their own food in their backyard, this will help. So, make space, take some of those pavement blocks off, create a certain space and start growing,” he added.

Speaking on the same programme, a general secretary aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Charles Bissue said the government has plans to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians in the wake of the global economic crisis.

“Market pricing is high. I am a Ghanaian, we are all in this together; the turbulence in the economy is clear but the government has a short, medium and long-term plan to alleviate it.

“Even the best things that this government implements will continue to be criticised by the NDC and this is the fact. The government accepts that there is turbulence, but is the government doing something about it? Yes! The E-Levy and the cuts in financing of the ministries are geared towards this,” he said.

SOURCEBY THECUSTODIANGHONLINE.COM/Fred Dzakpata
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