Dr. Kingsley Nyarko
November 19, 2021

Minister for Food and Agriculture Dr. Akoto Afriyie has given assurance to Parliament that his Ministry is taking steps to ensure that there are fertilizers available for farmers in the 2022 crop season.

According to him the COVID-19 pandemic has affected global economic activities resulting in high prices of goods and the supply chain as no sector has been left out on the international market.

And there has been increase in the prices as a result of inadequate supply of fertilizers to farmers around the globe including Ghana.

Dr. Afriyie further told the House recognizing the threat and its implication to governments flagship programme, planting for food and job, and its impact on food security, the Ministry has taken steps to ensure the product is supplied during the 2022 crop season.

“We are collaborating with companies that import fertilizers to Ghana to buy early enough and in touch with the Finance Ministry to make prompt payment of outstanding debts to the various companies”.

This was when Member of Parliament for Kwadaso Dr. Kingsley Nyarko sought to know steps being taken by the Ministry to address the complaint of farmers about the unavailability and high prices of fertilizers and how the ministry can ensure its availability in the next crop season.

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