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Gov’t tasked to investigate alledged politisization of Farmers Day

By: Moris Banaamwine

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The Upper West Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress has called on government to, as a matter of urgency, investigate circumstances that led to alleged discontent in the just ended Farmers Day ceremony in some districts of the Upper West Region.
A statement signed by the Regional Communications Officer of the NDC, Prosper Puo-ire, said the party was of the hope that government would act expeditiously to ensure deserving farmers were awarded instead of party functionaries.
It alleged that the entire process in the region was compromised and anchored on political consideration rather than merit.
The statement said the NDC was sad about the government’s division of a well knitted Ghanaian society on political consideration and implored the government to desist from such acts as agriculture formed a strong pivot of the economy.
It said one Abdul Rahman Ajar, who is the elder brother to the Regional Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, was adjudged the best Upper West Regional Farmer which, it said, raises eyebrows.
The statement noted that the Daffiama/Bussie/Issa District Director of Agriculture, under an alleged instruction of the District Chief Executive and the Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), instructed officers to change the name of the best farmer to the name of a member of the NPP.
The said NPP member, according to the statement, was a polling station Chairman at Fian Primary school.

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