November 19, 2021

Minister for Food and Agriculture Dr. Akoto Afriyie has told Parliament that fertilizers are imported into Ghana and the prices are determined by the international market and there is little his Ministry can do about reducing the prices.

According to him what his Ministry is doing is to ensure there is reduction in agro inputs or machines as they are exempted from paying Value Added Tax (VAT) on it to make them affordable to farmers.

This came to light on the floor of the House on Thursday, November 18, 2021 when Member of Parliament Adaklu asked the minister on steps taken by his Ministry to reduce the rising cost of fertilizer and improve availability and access to farmers in an urgent question.

The Minister further told the House there are few organic fertilizers being produced in Ghana to that farmers can access.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com