Government has begun proactive steps to stop the spread of army worms in the country.
Farmers in parts of the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions, which are two major baskets of the country are already struggling to protect the maize farms.
Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie Akoto who addressed the issue at a news conference yesterday says about 16 million cedis will be needed for efforts to control the pests which are already destroying
maize and cowpea plantations.
According to Dr. Afriyie Akoto, chemicals would be sent to the affected districts in the Brong Ahafo Region, Ashanti Region and parts of the Western Region by tomorrow as cabinet prepares to meet on a budget of GHS16m to combat and minimize the level of infestation in the country.
Dr. Afriyie Akoto also advised Ghanaians to report when they see the pests on their farms before it grows larger and destroys their crop because the armyworm only attacks young maize plants.