As per sources, it has been reported that the Made-in-Ghana Campaign Ambassador, Ms Emelia Arthur has appealed to all the rice traders across the country to include at least 10 per cent of local rice in their stock and encourage consumers to patronise it. Further, in this regard, according to Ms Arthur, who is also a gospel musician, eating what is produced in the country will help to grow the economy in several ways and also reinforce the country’s sense of self-respect and independence.
During, addressing to the Daily Graphic after a visit to Wienco Ghana Limited where she interacted with Mr Dominic Duku, Marketing Manager (Commodities), Ms Arthur informed that economic benefits of producing and consuming home-grown food were too many to ignore. Subsequently, she also released a new song titled NyameEnndi Ye Abro (God has not disappointed us) to help bolster her made-in-Ghana crusade.
Furthermore, in addition, she also narrated that she had made plans with her management to put on a concert to feature artistes who also support the promotion of locally-made items. It was revealed that Ms Arthur was in January this year officially selected by the Ministry of Trade and Industry as the face of its Made-in-Ghana Campaign which was launched by the President John Mahama in November, 2015.