The government through the Trade Ministry is set to lay before Parliament a Constitutional Instrument (C.I) seeking to restrict the importation of some selected items into the country..
The sector minister, Kobina Tahir (K.T) Hammond has said the items, numbering about 22, include rice, cement, offal (popularly called “yemuadie” in Ghana), and diapers..
We are taking steps to ensure that in terms of rice, there’s no poverty of rice in the country,” he said.
He explained that the initiative is to help streamline importation and boost local production.
“By these restrictions, we are not going to ensure that there’s no food in the country at all; that is not the point at all
“There have to be some efforts by the government to ensure that we go back to Acheampong’s operation feed yourself
He further announced the introduction of the Ghana Standards Authority Regulations (GSA) 2023, which also seeks to streamline the manufacturing of cement to ensure competitive pricing.