Peasant Farmers to investigate fertilizer smuggling under ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’
| Updated May 16, 2018 at 3:31pm
Madam Victoria Adongo
The Programme Coordinator of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, Victoria Adongo says the Association will investigate subsidized fertilizers and seeds under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme which were smuggled to neighbouring countries.
The fertilizers and seeds were meant to be sold to members of the Association but fell into the hands of some unscrupulous persons who are not farmers.
Speaking on GBC’s “Uniiq Breakfast Drive,” Madam Adongo said the situation is baffling and assured the public that the Association will collaborate with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to prevent any such occurrence in the future.
However, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Bagbara Tanko has assured the farmers of stringent measures in place to prevent the subsidized fertilizers and seeds from falling into the hands of unscrupulous persons.
He said the Ministry is collaborating with the Security Agencies to ensure that the fertilizers are not smuggled to neigbouring countries.