Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture:

‘Traders should buy tomatoes in-country’

Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture has asked traders to buy tomatoes from local producers instead of getting them from Burkina Faso. According to the Head of Public Relations at the Ministry, Bagbara Tanko, numerous tomato seeds were distributed to farmers across the country following a protest they embarked on earlier this year. Tomato farmers now expect to have a bumper harvest.

In a recent interview, Tanko said: "We all recall the demonstration of the tomato traders earlier this year. As a result, the Ministry had to step up its activities through the crop services directorate. Looking at the quantities of tomato seeds that were distributed countrywide, we are expecting that this year there will be a good harvest and we don't expect these traders to travel all the way to Burkina Faso. They should buy in-country.”

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