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Farmers disappointed in GNPC for rewarding $25,000 to black stars

The President for Concern Farmers Association of Ghana, Nana Oboadie says he is disappointed in the Ghana National Petroleum Co-operation (GNPC) for rewarding $25,000 dollars to each player of the black stars.

According to him, some of these monies can be raised to support the farming communities especially the fishermen living in the western coastal areas who are affected by the operation of Jubilee Oil Field. He was shocked that GNPC raised these huge amount to the black stars, meanwhile they (GNPC) have never supported farmers in the country before.

Nana Oboadie speaking to Rite News in an interview said, he is not against the money given to the players, but as it is said that, agriculture is the backbone of the Ghanaian economy; GNPC should have contributed to the growth of agriculture thus supporting farmers and fishermen.

According to him, these huge money can be disburse to construct mechanized bore holes and roads leading to the farming areas rather than pushing such amount in spotting football activities.

Nana Oboadie said if there should be any support, not into sporting activities but rather, to support agriculture as well as the famers and also to improve their livelihoods
He is therefore calling on the players to contribute 10% of the money given to them to support farmers, construct roads and other social amenities.

Source: Rite Fm News Room

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