The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Kintampo North constituency, Mr. Kwasi Etu-Bonde, has underscored the need for government to improve upon our road sector.
A good road network he posited would help improve upon the agric sector and generate more revenue for the state.
Speaking to Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he asked government to also consider what he termed ‘’demand driven’’ approach towards sustainable agriculture.,
Touching on the flagship agric policy, ‘Planting for and Jobs’, he said the policy only focuses on planting and jobs, with no clear direction on how best the farmers can sell their produce.
According to him, if government is able to do that, we will reduce the importation of basic staples.
‘’If we do not concentrate on agriculture marketing, then we should forget it,’’ he said.
He said, ‘’ Agriculture is one sector that can really turn things around in this country but the government seems to be paying only lip service to it.’’
Government, has argued that the programme has registered suppliers to distribute farm produce to public institutions to ensure availability of quality food in a timely manner to Ghanaians.
It has revitalized the National Buffer Stock Company to procure, store and distribute the outputs from the Planting for Food and Jobs and other programmes of the Ministry.
But the legislator says the claims by authorities cannot be entirely true.