Pressure Mounts On President To Dismiss Agric Minister

Dr Afriyie-Akoto, Agric Minister.

Concerned Farmers Association of Ghana is demanding the dismissal of Agric Minister, Dr. Afriyie Akoto for what they describe as neglect of essential needs of the Agric sector.

President of the group, Nana Oboadie who made this call on Radio XYZ’ morning show, “Ete Sen” on Tuesday, October 16 on the occasion of World Food Day observed that, the Ministry has failed in its “1 district 1 warehouse” policy. “……..the lack of storage facilities means Ghana cannot boast of even 1 million metric tonnes of chicken or 1 million metric tonnes of rice” he noted.

He also laments the planting for food and jobs policy hasn’t yielded any result contrary to claims by the Ministry and challenged the Minister to prove their record.

Nana Oboade3 thus called on the President to dismiss the Minister describing him as “the worse Agric Minister” farmers have had.

“We farmers have said that man we can’t work with him because he is not fair to us………..Nana Addo has been long in dismissing him and we don’t understand why he is still keeping him there” Oboade3 said.

Source:Ghana/ Charles Akrofi