General News of Saturday, 7 December 2019
The National Democratic Congress, (NDC) has commended workers of the agricultural sector for their endless diligence which has contributed “exceptionally to the economic growth of the country”.
“The National Democratic Congress celebrates all Farmers, Fishermen and Agricultural workers in Ghana
on this special day of the 35th National Farmers Day Celebration”.
The opposition party in a statement issued on Friday, December 6, and signed by its general secretary Asiedu Nketia to celebrate this year’s Farmers’ Day also commended the input of farmers and fishermen and encouraged them to remain hopeful of a better government under National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“We use this opportunity to assure all farmers and fisherfolk, of our continuous unflinching support in the bid to achieve improved food security.
“We hold an unblemished commitment to vigorously pursue the course of improving the living conditions of farmers through productivity-enhancing policies in our next government.
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress encourages all farmers and fisherfolk to be steadfast and hopeful for a better tomorrow as we join hands with them in solidarity to collectively work together in a Rescue Mission to save the agriculture sector and improve the living standard of our farmers and Fishermen”.
The opposition party indicated that even in the face of the dire economic conditions and production constraints imposed by the NPP government, farmers in the country continue to make important strides in producing enough for the country.
The NDC added that “the mismanagement of the corrupt, clueless and nepotistic Akufo Addo government has led to the collapse of oyr flagship input support programmes”.
The statement further said that “the lack of commitment on the side of government has contributed to growing production bottlenecks such as lack of access to improved seeds, lack of storage facilities; high input cost especially for poultry farmers and many more”.