23August2014

Business in Ghana

Partners of SADA to stop rice importation in Ghana and Africa

 

One of the partners of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in the Northern Region Avnash company limited has vowed to end rice importation in Ghana and Africa as a whole. 

 

 

To achieve this, Avnash has registered 7,000 farmers from 260, 000 farmer associations in the region   to cultivate large scale rice in their operational areas.  

 

An agronomist with Avnash, Alhaji Mahama Adam disclosed this at the inauguration of rice growers association dubbed ‘Green Hands Association in Tamale’. 

 

He said under their  initiatives, about 150, 000 acres of rice are expected to be cultivated annually to ensure that Ghana becomes self sufficient in rice production.

 

According to him as part of effort to ensuring that the country increase yield in rice production, a mill worth 450 metric tons a day will be set up in Bolgatanga and its environs to boost the processing of rice in the country.

 

Alhaji Mahama Adam further said SADA is responsible for cultivating rice not only to feed Ghanaians but to feed the whole of Africa saying “this can only be done through farming. We are not going to import rice, we will grow rice.

 

General Manager of Avnash in-charge of Northern Region, Vijay Mamtora said the company’s main aim is to help stabilize Ghana’s economy by increasing rice production.

 

Source: Radio Gold Newsroom || Valentina Ofori Afriyie