Bryan Acheampong, the minister of food and agriculture, has suggested that senior high schools (SHSs) all around the country may explore substituting cornbread.
The Abetifi Member of Parliament (MP) stated the project has been on his mind for some time considering the cost of importing wheat for bread during an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen.
“It’s maize with a bit of cassava flour, and since we don’t produce wheat in Ghana, we don’t have to always import it since it has the same nutritional value as maize,” he said.
Mr. Acheampong hailed it as a wise decision that will save the country money, saying that this year’s corn harvest will be abundant.
As a result, he has made arrangements to consult with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the minister of education, about the next steps.
“I want us to conduct a survey in our schools because the cornbread is very nice and the students will enjoy it,” he added.