By Austin Ofori Addo:
Mr. Paul Asare, the 2007 district best farmer for Setwi Essan in the Western Region has charged the Nana Addo led government to fully absorb fertilizer subsidy and give out fertilizer to farmers for free.
According to Mr. Asare, this stems out of the fact that farmers don’t have enough money to buy the fertilizer even at such heavily subsidized prices.
He also argued that the youth would be deterred from going into farming if government compels farmers to pay for agro products, adding that the cost would also be difficult for farmers to meet.
He also argued that this would deter the youth from venturing into agriculture since they would have the perception that government is not supporting farmers.