Rice consumers in the country have been urged to consume made-in-Ghana rice to avert the potential of consuming substandard rice mixed with unwholesome materials which could have been imported into the country.
Managing Director of Aduanehene Company in Accra, Dominic Duku who gave the advice said “we should eat what we Ghanaians have produced because if you monitor the news and what is trending, you could hear that there are unhygienic rice on the market for sale so why don’t we eat made in Ghana ones to avert buying and eating unhygienic and what could possibly turn out to rubber rice”.
Mr. Duku made the appeal when Aduanehene Company in Accra paid a courtesy call on the Chief Iman, Sheikh Dr. Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu and presented to the office of the chief Imam twenty bags of Aduanehene rice and 5 bags of Aduanehene maize, valued at GHS3, 500.00.
The purpose of the visit to the Chief Imam was to congratulate him and the entire Muslim community in Ghana for the success throughout the Ramadan fasting.
Plastic rice became a big issue in Ghana recently compelling the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to reject reports of its existence on the Ghanaian market.
Videos of supposed plastic rice have been circulating on social media platforms cautioning people, but the FDA indicated that its investigations across the country have shown no trace of such ‘plastic rice’ on the market.
Mr. Duku however pointed out, ”even our [Ghana] locally made rice is of high standard than those we import from outside, so why should you eat what you know is unhygienic. Even in Nigeria, they have been successful with their locally made products”.
He added that “Ghanaians need to patronize made in Ghana products, specifically rice and maize which they [Aduanehene] produce in Ghana”.
He noted that all the items presented to the Chief Imam who has been taking care of the poor and needy were produced in Ghana. “None of them is from outside or imported so we will urge Ghanaians to patronize made in Ghana products such as rice and maize”.
By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana