Following the hikes in food commodities in the country, the Upper East Regional President of the Bolgatanga Co-operative Union and spokesperson for Peasant Farmers Association Ghana (PFAG), Reverend John Akaribo has advised Ghanaians to stop politicising food prices in the country.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with A1 News, Rev. Akaribo said prices in the market are alarming and likely to escalate in the coming days stressing that there need to be urgent actions to address the situation.
According to Reverend Akaribo, there’s a need to have stakeholders’ engagement to address all the challenges in the Agriculture sector in the country because food security is paramount to every Ghanaian.
“Prices of everything food commodities in the market show that things are at a very high price. So how can everybody afford it? How can our vulnerable afford it? So there’s a need for us to sit at a round table and discuss the way forward and stop politicking about food prices. Look at Planting for Food and Jobs, all is not well. Let’s go back to the drawing board and see to it that, it works well for us. And let us stop politicking as I said, it doesn’t matter the politics you do hanger does not have political colours.”
Reverend John Akaribo, also advised all farmers in the region not to abandon their farms because of fertilizer hikes but should rather resort to the use of organic fertilizers which he says are good and less expensive for farmers as compared to inorganic fertilizer.
Source:A1Radioonline.Com|10.1MHZ|David Azure| Bolgatanga|