Nhyieaso Member of Parliament Dr. Stephen Amoah has said it is unacceptable for Ghana to be importing fruit juices into the country.
He said Ghana has more fruits that can be processed into juice for domestic consumption and also for export.
Speaking on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, March 5 with regards to the 65th Independence Day celebration, Dr. Amoah who is a former Chief Executive Officer of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) said “Things such as fruit juice, it is totally unacceptable for Ghana to import fruit juices into Ghana because in terms of land availability, in terms of technology in managing the value chain we have all of them. I can squeeze orange and add preservative then I get fruit juice.”
Today, Sunday, March 6 marks the 65th Independence Day celebration for the people of Ghana.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation at the national event to be held in Cape Coast in the Central region.
Ahead of the celebration, Mr. Akufo-Addo said Ghana has a story of hope.
“We have a story. Ours is a story of hope! A story that has evolved with time, from the struggles of our forefathers to the victory they won for us. All along the way we have built this nation together, from the South to the North, from the East to the West,” he tweeted on Saturday, February 19.
“Working Together, Bouncing Back Better,” he added.