In-put dealers from 4 assemblies in the Upper East Region have been restricted from retailing fertilizer under the government’s flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) due to their proximity to the neighboring countries.
The 4 assemblies are Garu, Pusiga, Tempane, Kassena-Nankana West district and Bawku Municipal. These 4 assemblies have been slapped from participating in the distribution of fertilizer under the policy.
Upper East Regional Crops Officer, Joshua Diedong who also doubles as a scheduling officer for the planting for food policy whiles making the revelation to Apexnewsgh.com said, some unscrupulous persons are taking advantage of the reduction in the price of the fertilizer to smuggle it out of the country.
However, the Upper East Regional Secretary of the in-puts dealers association, Bismark Nsoh believes some untrained in-put dealers are behind the smuggling of the fertilizers in the region. Mr. Nsoh has there called on stakeholders to eliminate what he deemed political interference in the selection of in-put dealers which he believes is affecting the success of the policy.
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