AIP Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/Une amicale d’enseignants investit son président à Adiaké AIP Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/Le secrétaire départemental du RHDP de Daloa offre des pagnes à 500 femmes AIP Côte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Restitution d’une étude sur les migrations irrégulières à Daloa GNA 215 suspected criminals rounded up in post bullion Van attack GNA MTN FA Cup: Hearts, Kotoko secure round of 16 berth GNA LIGUE 2 : LE GFC ET LA LINGUÈRE MÈNENT TOUJOURS LA DANSE GNA L’ASSOCIATION SAINT-LOUIS JAZZ DEVIENDRAIT AUTONOME EN SE MUANT EN FONDATION (PRÉSIDENT) APS VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ DÉCOUVRE LE FESTIVAL DE JAZZ DE SAINT-LOUIS GNA Hearts cruise into round of 16 after thumping Windy Professionals GNA Education Minister inspects ongoing projects at Cape Coast Technical University

NDC expresses fear over decline in food production


  21 Octobre      39        Agriculture (2158), Science (330),

   

By Dennis Peprah, GNA

Sunyani, Oct. 21, 2018 GNA – The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday expressed fear over potential decline of food production in the country and appealed to the government to address pertinent challenges facing farmers and the agricultural sector in general.
According to the Party, the army worm infestation had resurfaced and devastating large maize farms and crops, not only in Brong-Ahafo, but parts of the country which required realistic intervention to eliminate the army worms and save the farms.
At a news conference in Sunyani, the NDC said it was also disappointed in the government on the implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs), which it believed was a laudable policy that could increase national food production.
Mr. Francis Atta Kusi, spokesman and the Sunyani East Constituency Secretary of the NDC said the way the fall army worms (FAWs) were infesting maize farms required urgent intervention.
According to him, the army worm infestations are widespread in Nkoranza North and Techiman North Districts as well Atebubu-Amantin, Sunyani, Nkoranza South and Techiman South Municipalities.
« You are all aware that the 2017/2018 approved budget for the PfFJs and the army worm control was GHC25 million. So what has happened to the money » he questioned.
Flanked by other constituency executives, Mr. Kusi called on the government to expedite action for the disbursement of the money so that affected farmers would easily access pesticides and other agro-chemicals to fight the worms.
He indicated that as the largest opposition political party, the NDC could not sit unconcerned on issues bordering the agricultural sector which employed majority of Ghanaians and contributed largely to the Gross Domestic Product.
He alleged because the PfFJs programme was unattractive, many of the unemployed youth had no desire to register and engage in farming, as an economic activity.
GNA
AD

Dans la même catégorie