The Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr. Clement Apaak has called on the government to make available fertilizers for farmers.
The legislator who appeared worried said the government should not tout the Planting for and Jobs as successful when farmers are struggling to0 access fertilizers.
The legislator speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said his constituency is the worst hit and has admonished the government to provide the fertilizers to the farmers.
Dr. Apaak warned the situation, if not addressed, would affect the farming season.
He lamented that the lack of fertilizers is destroying farm yields.
He said although the government had directed the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to ensure that farmers bought agro-chemicals under the PFJs from certified dealers, there are no fertilizers for the farmers to purchase.
”The farmers in my constituency are struggling to purchase fertilizers. The situation is destroying their yields, and yet, Ghanaians are quiet, the government is also quiet. This is terrible. The government has touted the PFJs. They claimed food is in excess, and yet, farmers are struggling.”
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal