EU bans imports on Ghana vegetables

The European Union (EU) has placed a temporary ban on imports of vegetables from Ghana.
The ban was put in place after EU authorities identified some vegetables from Ghana that did not meet their quality standards.
This comes just months after mangoes from Ghana were banned because of fly infestation.
Last year, Ghana faced another ban when the EU noted that fish supposedly from Ghana did not really come from Ghanaian territorial waters.
Agriculture Minister Fiifi Kwetey said the Ministry is putting measures in place to address the issues.
“As a country, we will from time to time have some of these concerns. I don’t think it is the first time we have had those concerns. We are clearly going to take them on board in order to ensure that if we are going to have sustainable exports, we cannot afford to compromise on quality,” he assured.
According to him, “some of the quality we are talking about is not something at the Ministerial level. It has to do with production; that is taking place down in the farms. We will give support to them in terms of equipment to ensure that those minimum standards are kept.”
Credit: Citifmonline

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