I will not advice my children to venture into farming- National best Farmer

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The National Best Farmer for the year 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Unity Farms at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo region, Mr. Ibrahim Musah has said developmental interventions on Agriculture by the year 2021 in the NDC manifesto will not bring any change to farmers.

Speaking to Agoo fm with Eugene Akoto Bamfo on “Ene Nso Biom”, he said the farmers in the country have problems and have nobody to talk to, since he was awarded best farmer for the year 2015, he has not been able to meet the President or minister for Agriculture to talk about and address the problems they are facing as farmers, he lamented.

He explained that the farmers suffer a lot to bring out their products, the risk involved is so high. Farmers in the country have a lot to say about the way they are being treated, problems the sector is encountering but are reluctant to voice out through the various media platforms because when they do so people tag them with political colors.

Mr. Ibrahim Musah said the Farmers’ association have written a letter to the President seeking to meet him and present their problems, but for a long time now they have heard nothing from the presidency. He also said he has been denied by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture to meet the president.

Mr. Ibrahim Musah said he would never advice his son or anybody to go for the National best farmers’ award because after the award is presented to you, every farmer consults you for you to help them to solve their problems.

He said no political party including the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has endeavored to consult farmers in the country to find out challenges they are facing or elicit practical knowledge from them.

Not even prior to the recent manifesto launch of the NDC were they conferred with adding that at Dormaa Ahenkro where he resides, there is no laboratory to scrutinize and check poultry feeds. Farmers would have to travel all the way to Kumasi for such services.

Source:Agoo News/ Kofi Boahen Dankwa & Nhyira Osewu Boadu

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