By: Richard Dankwa
Mr. Isaac Nyumutei, a Veterinary Officer in the Lower Manya Municipal Directorate of Agriculture has emphatically stated that all services rendered to clients or farmers are charged and all the funds are sent to the coffers of the government.
Mr. Nyumutei who was reacting to concerns raised by some farmers in the municipality that the charges rendered to farmers by officers who provide various services are illegal, explained that the charges are not illegal so far as it has the backing of parliament.
In an interview with Rite news, he explained that government has instituted that five percent of their charge will be sent to government coffers as revenue.
He wondered why their services would be free of charge to the farmers when the abattoirs are not run for free. Mr. Nyumutei posited that the veterinary officers themselves bear the cost of the vaccines and would continue to ensure that the farmers pay back the services rendered to them.
Mr. Nyumutei has thus urged the farmers to come to the office or the directorate in order to explain and display the approved charges they offer to them in order to bring understanding and avoid the misconception that the charges are illegal.