A former Member of Parliament for Tamale Central Constituency in the Northern Region, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has suggested to President Akufo-Addo to find a way of sensitizing the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto on how to communicate to farmers.
According to him, the utterances of the Minister on national issues are usually a “disaster” and “heartbreaking” to the citizenry.
Alternatively, the former MP suggested that the Minister should be prevented from making public statements. The legislator made the comment on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Show.
“I reason with many that suggest that this minister should be banned from making public pronouncements. He does not know how to talk. The last time I heard him was on the comparison he was making about the prices of plantain. You can imagine that. Now, he’s here saying that there’s no food shortage. Does he even understand the word shortage? The President must ban him from talking in the public space. He’s making his government unpopular.”
Stressing on the progress of agricultural practices in the country, the former legislator indicated that successive governments have failed to improve the sector.
Arguing that based on the vast and fertile lands across the regions of the North, food production would not have been a problem if the proper channels were to be followed.
“Reforms and designs were made under Acheampong, Rawlings and COs reign on agric. If successive governments were serious about developing the sector, I don’t think we will be here joking like this. We should as well fault governments upon governments for failing us as farmers.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|Ghana