Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has commended all farmers and fisher-folk for their hard work as the country celebrate Farmers’ Day.
In a post on his Facebook page, the former President argued government to continue with programmes that would ensure efficiency in the agriculture sector.
“As we celebrate our dear farmers, today, we must as a nation decide to move beyond mere words and support them with the needed inputs and machinery to ensure safety and efficiency in agriculture”.
“I urge government to pay serious attention to, and continue programmes such as the Agricultural Mechanization Centres, the Farmers Service Centres and other policies like the deliberate development and rehabilitation of irrigation facilities and provision of targeted funding through the EDAIF, now Ghana EXIM, to farmers.”
He also pointed out that farmers deserve better returns on their investment than what government is offering, and demanded that government does better for Ghanaian farmers.