YEN.com.gh reports on how some bags of fertilizer (over 200) are being smuggled from the Northern region to Togo - thus affecting the implementation of the planting for food and jobs policy.
Police at Saboba in the Northern region are said to have seized over 200 bags of fertilizers originally meant for the planting for food and jobs policy by government.
Speaking to Adom FM on this development, district chief executive (DCE) of Saboba, George Binjirini revealed that the bags of fertilizer were being smuggled to Togo for high purchase.
“Unlike Togo, the price of fertilizer in Ghana is subsidized by government which makes it cheaper and lucrative for smugglers who sell it to other farmers in the sub-region. When the program started things were normal. But we realized business men were smuggling. There are 58 bags already seized at the police yet we intercepted a vehicle also carrying 175 bags at Saboba…” he revealed.
Meanwhile, the police is currently investigating the development as the smugglers are said to be on the run.
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