The Peasant Farmers Association in the Upper East Region has said due to how Ghanaians go about politicising every issue in the country, they find it difficult to speak out about the challenges farmers face.
Whiles speaking on A1 Radio’s Reporters Visit, the Upper East Regional Spokesperson for the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Reverend John Akaribo said, farmers are not pleased with the numerous challenges associated with farming activities. However, they are unable to speak out for authorities to address their concerns because of politics.
“In respect of fertilizer, we don’t want to talk more about those things because they are now more political, our main challenge is fertilizer mechanization. We need tractors but this time tractors are not there, even people have rice to harvest at this time but they find it difficult to get combined harvesters so these are all challenges that government is aware of but we don’t want to talk about them again. Because the more you talk, the more the people make politics out of it so we don’t want to talk on them again”
Rev. Akaribo, further stated that the farmers now have to take the challenging issues into their own hands, by putting measures in place by addressing them in their own way.
He called on farmers to resort to organic fertilizers rather than the continued usage of chemical fertilizers which is costly for farmers.
He said we are managing our issues, we are addressing our challenges, we are identifying our problems and making sure that we will find solutions to all of them one day”
Source:A1Radioonline.Com|10.1MHZ|David Azure| Bolgatanga|