They were believed to have been smuggled to Burkina Faso and Togo, according to the report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Agriculture, (Food and Cocoa Affairs) on the financial estimates for 2019.
“Out of a total budget of GHȼ140, 930, 250.00 earmarked for the purchase of fertilizer for the year 2019, only GHȼ47, 726,216.80 has been provided for in the budget,” the report added.
The Committee was also informed that other funding sources would be sought by the Ministry to support this programme.
The Committee has, therefore, urged the Ministry “to ensure that the needed funding is sought to augment the shortfall and the needed efforts are made to curb the smuggling of fertilizer out of the country.”
The officials explained that out of the number under construction, 30 will be supported from the budget of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the remaining 50 would be funded by the Ministry for Special Development Initiatives.
Source: myjoyonline.com | Ghana