The Bawku Municipal Director of Agriculture, Mr Charles Akotigah at the weekend said the area, has had the best food production in the past five years due to good rainfall of 1,286 millimeters that supported the crops to have adequate moisture until harvest.
He said the Municipal Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture received 12,628 bags of compound and urea fertilizers under the government subsidy and that covered more than 4000 acres of land under maize cultivation.
The Municipal Director was speaking at this year’s Municipal annual farmers day celebration at Bawku on the theme: “Transform Ghana, invest in Agriculture.”
He expressed concern about the dwindling numbers of agriculture officers, explaining that the old districts and municipalities had to share their staff with the new, thereby compounding the shortage of manpower.
He therefore appealed to the Government to encourage and support the training of more staff to help farmers increase food production.
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