July 11, 2013

Member of Parliament for Ketu North who also doubles as the Chairman of Parliament Select Committee on Finance, Hon. James Avedzi has appealed to the farmers to pay back loans on time in order to get fresh loans when they need them.

He observed that because some farmers do not pay their loans on time, government sometimes find it difficult to offer helping hands to others who genuinely need such credit facilities.

He made the call at a ‘Policy Dialogue with Members of Parliament’ organized by Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG).

For their part, the PFAG called on government to recruit more extension officers saying that their number currently was too small.

There are currently some 2,068 extension officers in the country with ratio one extension officer to 3,000 farmers.