Thursday 5th December, 2019
Caleb Kuleke, GNA
Ho, Dec. 5, GNA –
The Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has
congratulated all farmers and fishers ahead of the 2019 Farmers Day on Friday,
December 6, in Ho.
The Party asked
farmers and fishers to use the Day to demand accountability and good governance
Mr James Gunu, the
Volta Regional Secretary of the Party, in a release signed and copied to the
Ghana News Agency (GNA), said farmers and fishers had consistently sacrificed
by working hard to feed the nation “amidst high cost of farm implements,
high cost of fuel, communication, electricity and water bills.”
unfortunately, the high exchange rate had made it extremely difficult for the
hardworking farmers and fishers to repay their bank loans and enjoy the fruits
of their labour.
“The much touted
dams, which were promised, have turned into dug-outs, feeder roads have been
denied reshaping for three years thereby worsening the plight of the Ghanaian
farmers as they struggle to transport farm produce to the nearest market
centres,” the release said.
It said the
factories promised had not been built in the districts to process and add value
to framers produce.
expressed the Party’s gratitude to the awardees, saying; “We hope the awards
would inspire you enough to expand your agribusinesses and strive to contribute
more to the development of the nation and the attainment of the UN Sustainable
Development Goals 1&2.”
This year’s Farmers’
Day is on the theme: “Enhancing Small Scale Agriculture towards Agribusiness
Development,” and would honour about 150 farmers and fishers from across