I will strike the shepherd, and the flock will be scattered”This is a popular biblical verse which literally means, attack and destroy the most effective and efficient part of the team, and the rest would be easier to handle.
Unknowable to most Ghanaians, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by John Dramani Mahama and their entire communication machinery are craftily using this biblical strategy to destroy the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led NPP government.
After the NDC’s realization of the unprecedented achievements chalked at the Agricultural Ministry, and also realising that, it is the only sector that is “powerhousing” all the wonderful flagship Programmes of the Nana Akufo-Addo led government.
The NDC is fixated on doing everything mischievously possible to tarnish and bastardize the Agric Ministry and for that matter, Ghana’s most outstanding Minister and best performing Agricultural Minister ever, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto.
It started with the infamous comments by the visionless former President, John Mahama that, he is the brains behind the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme, which of course, got him exposed and severely backlashed by Ghanaians.
As if that was not enough, now, John Mahama, the NDC communication machinery together with Mr. Aseidu Nketia have adopted a new strategy by paying huge sums of money to a disgruntled and dismissed former NPP Parliamentary Aspirant for the Sunyani West Constituency.
Bernard Oduro Takyi (B.O.T), who is now an active member of the opposition NDC to sit on their affiliate TV station (TV XYZ) and blatantly lie to the general public that he, Oduro Takyi had wanted to establish a Fertilizer Manufacturing Company in his hometown in the Bono Region but the Agricultural Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto denied him the permit to establish it.
But as daft as the whole NDC Communication machinery are, they couldn’t even employ a smart and sensible person to do this dirty work for them, and as result, has gotten it exposed with so many loopholes.
First of all, if that Bernard Takyi was knowledgeable, he would have known that there is a vast difference between a Fertilizer Blending Company and a Fertilizer Manufacturing Company.
And that, there are currently six (6) of these Fertilizer Blending Companies including Glofert, which is the third (3rd) largest in West Africa, operating in this country, and none of these companies required a permit from the Minister of Food and Agriculture before they could establish their various companies in Ghana.
Again, Bernard Takyi claims he did feasibility studies with his so called Mauritius Chemical and Fertilizer Industry (MCFI) Ltd for three (3) months.
But as ignorant as he is, he doesn’t even know that setting up a Fertilizer Manufacturing plant requires direct natural gas, and since there is no natural gas in Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo Regions, it is next to impossible to set up a Fertilizer Manufacturing Company in the Sunyani West district.
And this even connotes to the very reasons why since 2018, the NPP government have been in continuous discussions with potential investors with the requisite amount of financial and technical muscles to establish Fertilizer Manufacturing plants at Jomoro in the Western Region using our new-found gas discoveries by Tullow and others.
Moreover, it is only an empty headed ignoramus like Bernard Oduro Takyi who can conveniently convince his NDC gullible followers that a so called grant of $100,000 offered him by a US Government can establish a Fertilizer Manufacturing Company which cost a minimum of 1.5 billion dollars to establish.
More importantly, we urge Bernard Oduro Takyi, who is on record to have been disqualified from contesting on the ticket of the NPP as a Parliamentary Aspirant because he allegedly took money from John Dramani Mahama to tarnish the reputation of the incumbent Member of Parliament for the Sunyani West Constituency, to desist from involving any of our respectable and knowledgeable Sunyani West traditional leaders in his lunatic-infused-propaganda, and rather focus on how he is going to get another bogus story to feed his hungry gullible NDC supporters.
In conclusion, we want to reiterate that, the NPP government is ever ready to provide the needed support to every credible Ghanaian investor, and that is what the Agricultural Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has been doing ever since he assumed office.
Therefore, this cheap popularity that this moron calling himself an Agripreneur wants to acquire for himself by tarnishing the good name of the best Agricultural Minister in Africa, should not be given the intended attention it seeks.
Source|osimpamfm.com|Deborah Efe Ghartey.