Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, the minority spokesperson on communications and member of parliament for Sagnarigu, has described the minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr, Akoto Owusu Affriye, as a liar and cautioned farmers in the country not to put their hopes in him.
He also described the vociferous then minority spokesperson as someone who does not fear God for lying to suffering Ghanaian farmers, especially when the fall army worms started ravaging farms across the country.
To buttress his points, the Sagnarigu legislature said the minority drew the agricultural ministry's attention to the dangers the fall army worms posed to food production and even hauled the sector minister before parliament to explain to the house what efforts, if any, were being made to avert and mitigate the impact of the army worms
The Minister, Alhaji Fuseini said, lied to parliament and Ghanaians when he said that the fall army worms his ministry had controlled the menace of the warms which turned out to be lies. It may be recalled that the food and agricultural minister chastised the previous National Democratic Congress government under former president John Dramani Mahama for its poor handling of the agricultural sector.
But speaking to Zaa News at Jesunayili Tamale, Alhaji Fuseini hinted that the minority will again haul the minister before parliament because this year's farming season has seen the army worms are once again rearing their ugly heads. The minority, he emphasized, will not take the lies and his utterances anymore.
The agric. minister's actions, according to the Sagnarigu legislator, largely influenced his deputy who hurled insults at the people of the northern region for which he was summarily dismissed.
"The army worms are still there and we as minority intend pursuing as vigorously as possible the issue again in parliament to ensure that the government didn’t use substandard chemicals to fight the worm," he said.