The Brong Ahafo regional Minister Kweku Asomah-Cheremeh has revealed that fertilisers estimated in excess of GhC600,000.00 have been stolen from the warehouse of the Ministry of Agriculture at Sunyani in the region.
The minister said the fertilisers were part of several Agric materials meant for the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs policy at the warehouse.
Mr Asamoah-Cheremeh said that the matter has been reported to the BNI for action to be taken. He also added that about 7 workers of the Ministry of Agric are being investigated over the development.
He was convicted that no suspect will be shielded.
The Planting for Food and Job policy has been introduced by the NPP Government to help address the declining growth of Ghana’s agricultural sector.
It is a five-year-long policy which is geared toward increasing food production and ensure food security for the country as well as reduce food import bills to the barest minimum.
It is also an avenue to modernize agriculture and make it a source of employment for the teeming youth.