The security agencies in Paga arrested two articulators loaded with 4,000 25kg bags of fertilizer meant for Planting for Food and Jobs.
These fertilizers which on the invoice were meant for a distributor in Navrongo were actually being smuggled out of the country to Burkina Faso.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Madam Paulina Patience Abayage has confirmed during a press conference that two articulated trucks which were impounded on Sunday June 10, 2019 with a total of 4,000 bags of fertilizer meant for government’s agricultural programme, planting for Food and Jobs.
“The drivers of the vehicles were detained yesterday and are expected to be granted bail to enable them bring the owners of the consignment. The trucks will remain impounded till then.
Meanwhile I have already had discussions with the Minister for Agriculture and decision has been reached on what to do with the seized fertilizer. Again, the Ministry will deal with the distribution company on the waybill, including abrogating government’s contract with them, if need be. I have resolved that no one will use the Upper East Region to mess up the PFJ program of Government”, she told the press.