Local Rice Campaign: Citi FM’s CEO allegation ‘pure propaganda’ – Food & Beverages Secretary

    General Secretary of Food and Beverages, Sam Aggrey has described comments by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OmniMedia, Mr Samuel Atta-Mensah that rice importers withdrew their adverts on Citi FM following his campaign for the consumption of local rice as ‘pure propaganda’.

    According to him, he will make sure, Citi Fm are sanctioned for their lies.

    This comes after CEO of OmniMedia, Samuel Attah-Mensah said his campaign on Buy Made In Ghana rice has made importers to withdraw all advertisements from Accra-based Citi FM.

    Citi FM’s ‘Operation Feed Yourself’ which was launched November 18, 2019, spread across the country after the CEO posted on his social media handles how some local rice farmers in the Northern region had not been able to sell their products since the market is saturated with imported rice.

    It was intended to create awareness on the need to buy made in Ghana rice.

    Sammens posted, “…. And all the companies that advertise imported Rice on Citi FM withdrew their ads and cancelled the contracts. Big deal? Ghana wins! 🙏”

    Reacting to his allegation in an interview with Class FM, Mr Sam Aggrey challenged Citi FM to publish all the names of companies that withdrew their contracts after campaigning for local rice.

    “There’s a deliberate attempt to bastardize those who are importing rice into the country, he said

    “That’s a serious allegation and I see it as propaganda on the side of Citi Fm I am saying this on authority”

    Mr Aggrey added that, he has spoken to most of the importers they have on the list and have asked who did what citi Fm is saying they have done and if it is true, he will go ahead and make sure that those companies are punished for it.

    Source: Ghana | | William Kabutey Dosoo


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