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Armyworm invasion still persists—Apaak

The Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak has stated that the fall armyworm continues to ravage farms across the country despite assurance from the sector Minister that the invasion has been completely defeated.

Farms in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Volta, Eastern and Northern regions were affected early this year, with over 15,000 hectares of farmlands destroyed.

 “As we speak now, the problem continues to exist and the sooner we admit that it is with us…so that we can start looking at whatever remedial actions that can be taken, the better for us as a nation”, he said.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament in July, Argic Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto declared that: “Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the nation that the fall army worm invasion has been defeated totally”. He also added: “The situation which has been created by some people that the army worm is consuming the planting for food and jobs programme, Mr. Speaker is not correct, it is wrong.”

 Mr. Apaak also noted: “This is not because one wants to be a doomsday prophet. I am worried about the livelihood and the survival of my constituents. They have invested their time and resources and their energy in these farms”.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/

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