William Quaitoo, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, said that the free fertilizer is being done based on equity.
He said, budget is basically not enough to buy fertilizer to meet needs of every farmer. It is impossible; moreover we will lose all our revenue from the sales.
the Deputy Minister for Agriculture and MP for Akim Oda, William Quaitoo noted while addressing a Press Conference on Friday, that even though crash in the world markets “the price was not increased.”
Ge said “when we are borrowing money to maintain the current price, how the prices can be increase in the coming year.
At a press conference on Wednesday, the Minority in Parliament accused the government of not looking out enough for cocoa farmers because of its decision not increase the cocoa producer price due to a fall in world market prices.
It also argued that, the government of Ghana must make use of the cocoa stabilization fund established by the Mahama-led government, to ease farmers instead of the insensitive approach the COCOBOD intends to use.
Though, Mr. Quaitoo in a response emphasized that “stabilization is stabilization. It is to stabilize the price at that current state. It is not meant to increase it. Who can tell what will happen tomorrow? The price is still dropping.
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