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Planting for Food and Jobs initiative has been a flawed policy – GAWU

Planting for Food and Jobs initiative has been a flawed policy – GAWU

Edward Kareweh said the policy has largely been to the disappointment of farmers across the country.

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He lamented the never-ending fertilizer shortages and smuggling to neighbouring West African countries, depriving Ghanaian farmers of the essential input for farmers.

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“When it came to ensuring that fertilizer got to farmers, it never got to them for some strange reasons.

This created a situation where people who were not farmers rather had the fertilizer to sell to farmers.”

“Jobs are tangible, and they are to be seen, yet we cannot see them

When a truckload of fertilizer comes and some boys are made to offload the fertilizer, they counted them as jobs created

When you go to the various borders, the Immigration is there, the police are there, and so they should know who smuggles the fertilizer.”

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