The Chief Executive Officer of Royal Vina Ghana Rice & More, Ms Davina Sheilla Mensah has called on Ghanaians to do their best to consume products that are made in Ghana ahead of Christmas as a means to curb the high costs of goods and services in the country in this challenging times.
Her submission came at the back of high inflation (double and triple) prices of products in the country due to the rise of the dollar, causing a majority of Ghanaians to call for some actions to be taken against some leaders and the Economic Management Team.
Speaking during an interview, Davina Sheilla Mensah said, one major recipe to control the high inflation rate is to consume products that are produced in Ghana.
According to her, the government should introduce policies that will stop the charging of prices of goods and services in foreign currencies.
“The rate at which prices of commodities are increasing day in and out is extremely and is really affecting businesses. I urge everyone to try consuming products made here in the country to avoid imports while more exports of Ghanaian products be made to foreign countries to help balance our trade resulting in a strong economy.”
Davina Sheilla Mensah added that the time has come for Ghanaians to resort to the use of coconut oil and other locally produced oil for cooking to also help control the prices of imported goods.
She added that traders should also help the people and the country and not take advantage of the situation to double and triple prices which could cause continuous chaos and hunger for the average Ghanaian.
To her, Ghana can only solve this canker by avoiding the high dependency on foreign foods and services.
Davina Sheila Mensah earlier this year won the Entrepreneur of the Year at the fourth edition of the Youth Excellence Awards (YEA) and the Most Promising CEO of the Year at the Global Business and Entrepreneurship Summit and Awards.
Royal Vina Food is a Ghanaian food product entity that deals in the production of Ghana brown rice, Ghana white rice, pure honey, brown sugar and coconut oil.