The issue about shortage of fertilizer in the Country for farmers may soon be a thing of the past if the words of Minister of Agric is anything to go by.
According to Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Government is in consultation with authorities in Morocco to establish a fertilizer manufacturing plant in the Country to cater for the needs of farmers in the Country.
Currently, Ghana is importing all fertilizer from other Countries to assist farmers which is inadequate as there is always shortage of fertilizer every year.
But, the Agric Minister assured that, procurement processes has begun to establish a fertilizer plant in the Country.
Over the last two Weeks, farmers in the Country have been complaining about the unavailability of fertilizer which is difficult to find in the Market.
The situation has led to the increase in the price of fertilizer.
A bag of subsidized fertilizer which used to be sold at 48 Cedis is now sold at 170 Cedis in the open Market as the subsidized fertilizer is not available.
Some farmers have expressed fear of shortage of food in the Country if nothing is done about the situation.
The situation is even worse in the Northern part of Ghana as farmers only have one rainy season to farm.
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