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Fertilizer shortage not due to Russia-Ukraine war—-Charlse Owusu

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A former Head of Monitoring Unit of Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has chided the New Patriotic Government for failing to settle debts owed to fertilizer contractors after distributing fertilizers to farmers in the country.
Over two years now government is said to owe fertilizer contractors of which farmers are the ones feeling the impact.
Farmers across the country especially those under the government flagship project Planting for Food and Jobs have been complaining bitterly over the shortage of fertilizers for their crops in this farming season.
Charles Owusu has therefore asked government not to attribute the shortage of the fertilizer to Russian –Ukraine War but rather settle the debts owed to suppliers.
REVELATIONS:
He said the accumulated debts shows the duration of which these contractors have not been paid with their money.
“Now Ghanaians cannot purchase food crops produces from our own country and the impact of the shortage would be hugely be felt” he added.
“We are all aware of how our soils have gradually become infertile and needs fertilizers to improve its nutrients for farming purposes but here is the case farmers cannot have access to fertilizers”
He said the current problem facing the farmers is not about running mouth but making efforts to address the problem.
“Where is the success Story of Planting of Food and Jobs when we don’t have fertilizer for farming” he quizzed
REACTIONS FROM THE AGRIC MINISTRY
The Press Secretary for the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Ridwan Issah Alhassan reacting on the situation said one cannot blame the Agric Minister for not paying the debts though they are the implementing ministry.
“We should not make things look like we are deliberating keeping the money for these contractors but the issue is funds have not been released for payment” he explained.
He revealed that fifty percent of these contractors have been paid and that the ministry is making efforts to pay the rest.
Commenting on the shortage, he said the shortage of fertilizers is due to the Russian – Ukraine since factories are not able to produce the fertilizers following the impact.
GOV’T OWES SUPPLIERS GHC 436 MILLION ESTIMATED DEBTS
Recent Checks conducted by this reporter has revealed that government of Ghana owes Fertilizer Suppliers estimated debts of 436 million Ghana cedis after supplying farmers with fertilizers for 2020 and 2021 farming seasons.
According to some of the companies this reporter spoke with, they said government only paid them part of the money leaving arrears of 86 million Ghana cedis in 2020.
In 2021 too after supplying farmers with fertilizers for the farming season, government failed to settle these companies’ 350 million Ghana Cedis debts therefore accumulating the debts.
Currently, some fertilizer suppliers who have stock with some of the fertilizers are planning to sell to neighboring countries to clear their debts since the implementing Ministry is not showing any readiness to settle outstanding debts. shortage not due to Russia-Ukraine war—-Charlse Owusu
A former Head of Monitoring Unit of Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has chided the New Patriotic Government for failing to settle debts owed to fertilizer contractors after distributing fertilizers to farmers in the country.
Over two years now government is said to owe fertilizer contractors of which farmers are the ones feeling the impact.
Farmers across the country especially those under the government flagship project Planting for Food and Jobs have been complaining bitterly over the shortage of fertilizers for their crops in this farming season.
Charles Owusu has therefore asked government not to attribute the shortage of the fertilizer to Russian –Ukraine War but rather settle the debts owed to suppliers.
REVELATIONS:
He said the accumulated debts shows the duration of which these contractors have not been paid with their money.
“Now Ghanaians cannot purchase food crops produces from our own country and the impact of the shortage would be hugely be felt” he added.
“We are all aware of how our soils have gradually become infertile and needs fertilizers to improve its nutrients for farming purposes but here is the case farmers cannot have access to fertilizers”
He said the current problem facing the farmers is not about running mouth but making efforts to address the problem.
“Where is the success Story of Planting of Food and Jobs when we don’t have fertilizer for farming” he quizzed
REACTIONS FROM THE AGRIC MINISTRY
The Press Secretary for the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Ridwan Issah Alhassan reacting on the situation said one cannot blame the Agric Minister for not paying the debts though they are the implementing ministry.
“We should not make things look like we are deliberating keeping the money for these contractors but the issue is funds have not been released for payment” he explained.
He revealed that fifty percent of these contractors have been paid and that the ministry is making efforts to pay the rest.
Commenting on the shortage, he said the shortage of fertilizers is due to the Russian – Ukraine since factories are not able to produce the fertilizers following the impact.
GOV’T OWES SUPPLIERS GHC 436 MILLION ESTIMATED DEBTS
Recent Checks conducted by this reporter has revealed that government of Ghana owes Fertilizer Suppliers estimated debts of 436 million Ghana cedis after supplying farmers with fertilizers for 2020 and 2021 farming seasons.
According to some of the companies this reporter spoke with, they said government only paid them part of the money leaving arrears of 86 million Ghana cedis in 2020.
In 2021 too after supplying farmers with fertilizers for the farming season, government failed to settle these companies’ 350 million Ghana Cedis debts therefore accumulating the debts.
Currently, some fertilizer suppliers who have stock with some of the fertilizers are planning to sell to neighboring countries to clear their debts since the implementing Ministry is not showing any readiness to settle outstanding debts.

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Fertilizer shortage not due to Russia-Ukraine war—-Charlse Owusu

107
A former Head of Monitoring Unit of Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has chided the New Patriotic Government for failing to settle debts owed to fertilizer contractors after distributing fertilizers to farmers in the country.
Over two years now government is said to owe fertilizer contractors of which farmers are the ones feeling the impact.
Farmers across the country especially those under the government flagship project Planting for Food and Jobs have been complaining bitterly over the shortage of fertilizers for their crops in this farming season.
Charles Owusu has therefore asked government not to attribute the shortage of the fertilizer to Russian –Ukraine War but rather settle the debts owed to suppliers.
REVELATIONS:
He said the accumulated debts shows the duration of which these contractors have not been paid with their money.
“Now Ghanaians cannot purchase food crops produces from our own country and the impact of the shortage would be hugely be felt” he added.
“We are all aware of how our soils have gradually become infertile and needs fertilizers to improve its nutrients for farming purposes but here is the case farmers cannot have access to fertilizers”
He said the current problem facing the farmers is not about running mouth but making efforts to address the problem.
“Where is the success Story of Planting of Food and Jobs when we don’t have fertilizer for farming” he quizzed
REACTIONS FROM THE AGRIC MINISTRY
The Press Secretary for the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Ridwan Issah Alhassan reacting on the situation said one cannot blame the Agric Minister for not paying the debts though they are the implementing ministry.
“We should not make things look like we are deliberating keeping the money for these contractors but the issue is funds have not been released for payment” he explained.
He revealed that fifty percent of these contractors have been paid and that the ministry is making efforts to pay the rest.
Commenting on the shortage, he said the shortage of fertilizers is due to the Russian – Ukraine since factories are not able to produce the fertilizers following the impact.
GOV’T OWES SUPPLIERS GHC 436 MILLION ESTIMATED DEBTS
Recent Checks conducted by this reporter has revealed that government of Ghana owes Fertilizer Suppliers estimated debts of 436 million Ghana cedis after supplying farmers with fertilizers for 2020 and 2021 farming seasons.
According to some of the companies this reporter spoke with, they said government only paid them part of the money leaving arrears of 86 million Ghana cedis in 2020.
In 2021 too after supplying farmers with fertilizers for the farming season, government failed to settle these companies’ 350 million Ghana Cedis debts therefore accumulating the debts.
Currently, some fertilizer suppliers who have stock with some of the fertilizers are planning to sell to neighboring countries to clear their debts since the implementing Ministry is not showing any readiness to settle outstanding debts. shortage not due to Russia-Ukraine war—-Charlse Owusu
A former Head of Monitoring Unit of Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has chided the New Patriotic Government for failing to settle debts owed to fertilizer contractors after distributing fertilizers to farmers in the country.
Over two years now government is said to owe fertilizer contractors of which farmers are the ones feeling the impact.
Farmers across the country especially those under the government flagship project Planting for Food and Jobs have been complaining bitterly over the shortage of fertilizers for their crops in this farming season.
Charles Owusu has therefore asked government not to attribute the shortage of the fertilizer to Russian –Ukraine War but rather settle the debts owed to suppliers.
REVELATIONS:
He said the accumulated debts shows the duration of which these contractors have not been paid with their money.
“Now Ghanaians cannot purchase food crops produces from our own country and the impact of the shortage would be hugely be felt” he added.
“We are all aware of how our soils have gradually become infertile and needs fertilizers to improve its nutrients for farming purposes but here is the case farmers cannot have access to fertilizers”
He said the current problem facing the farmers is not about running mouth but making efforts to address the problem.
“Where is the success Story of Planting of Food and Jobs when we don’t have fertilizer for farming” he quizzed
REACTIONS FROM THE AGRIC MINISTRY
The Press Secretary for the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Ridwan Issah Alhassan reacting on the situation said one cannot blame the Agric Minister for not paying the debts though they are the implementing ministry.
“We should not make things look like we are deliberating keeping the money for these contractors but the issue is funds have not been released for payment” he explained.
He revealed that fifty percent of these contractors have been paid and that the ministry is making efforts to pay the rest.
Commenting on the shortage, he said the shortage of fertilizers is due to the Russian – Ukraine since factories are not able to produce the fertilizers following the impact.
GOV’T OWES SUPPLIERS GHC 436 MILLION ESTIMATED DEBTS
Recent Checks conducted by this reporter has revealed that government of Ghana owes Fertilizer Suppliers estimated debts of 436 million Ghana cedis after supplying farmers with fertilizers for 2020 and 2021 farming seasons.
According to some of the companies this reporter spoke with, they said government only paid them part of the money leaving arrears of 86 million Ghana cedis in 2020.
In 2021 too after supplying farmers with fertilizers for the farming season, government failed to settle these companies’ 350 million Ghana Cedis debts therefore accumulating the debts.
Currently, some fertilizer suppliers who have stock with some of the fertilizers are planning to sell to neighboring countries to clear their debts since the implementing Ministry is not showing any readiness to settle outstanding debts.