Former Member of Parliament for Tamale Central constituency, Inusah Fusieni has asked farmers to yank their hopes from the government’s subsidized fertilizers.
According to him, the government’s fertilizers will only come when majority of their crops are above the stage of applying the first fertilizer and that will go a long way to affect the good yields.
Hence they should rather find alternative means even if it involves spend their all to get the open market fertilizers, they should do it with a tactical calculation to prevent losses.
The MP who is also a Commercial Rice Farmer at the Jadema Rice Valley in the Builsa South District spoke exclusively to A1radioonline.com regarding the recent scarcity of fertilizers experienced by farmers in the four regions of the North region.
The explanation by the Minister of Agric is mere rhetoric, he said, he and the President have to come up with alternative means to remedy the farmers’ plight.
The former MP stated that the Minister should have known that there would be a time like this and could have prepared ahead.
He said, “The minister should have prepared ahead of the rainy season and not to wait until now. If they (Agric Minister and the President) would not find alternative means to remedy the farmers’ plight then, their PFJ policy has failed its purpose.”
Source: A1radioonline.com/101.1 MHz/Moses Apiah/Ghana