“There comes a time that we must all come together to find realistic solutions to a national crisis and stop the blame game. Self-sufficiency in food protection and food security is non-negotiable for sustainable democracy and development.”
Mr Mba who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on global challenges said the only way Ghanaians could avoid the heat of the crisis was to engage in food crop production in every corner of the country.
He said the present global economic crisis could not be solved by quotations from more than several years of auditing reports, but by a collective commitment and resolve to harness the best human ability and natural resources.
“The Operation Feed Ourselves and Export spirit must be rekindled by planting food crops everywhere available. Food has now become a weapon of war, more deadly than any ballistic missile.
“We must be honest enough to accept our pitfalls in the search for sustainable food production and research into fast and efficient scientific farming methods.”
Mr Mba also appealed to City and urban dwellers to engage in backyard gardening and the national food stock companies should also reach out to rural areas, where storage continued to be a problem.
He said hunger did not wear political party colours and urged all Ghanaians irrespective of their geographical location, religion, ethnic groups, political parties and occupation to wage total resistance against the food war.
“Africa has no excuse. The land is good for various types of crops and only needs the human factor.”