Deal with fake Chemical sellers -Expert tells government
The area manager of Chemico Limited Mr. Kwaku Gyamfi has expressed deep concern over the rate at which some unscrupulous individuals in the country manufacture, import and sell fake agro chemicals to farmers in the country.
He has however challenged government of Ghana( Food and Drug Board -FDA) to lawfully deal with the perpetrators.
Mr Gyamfi revealed that most of the deaths in the country are as a result of the fake agro chemicals application on farm produce.
“Most of our food produce we consume are poisoned due to the application of these fake agro chemicals”. He said.
The area manager has said he is at the verge to call the perpetrators to order adding that government or FDA must endeavour to man hunt for them and apply the laws regarding offence on illegalities.
He further advised farmers to be vigilant in the chase of purchasing agro chemicals and must be cautious on the quantity of its application on the farm produce.
He made this statement during Hozelock Chemico stakeholders training of cocoa mass sprayers, chemical sellers and spray machines sellers under the theme: Effective use of spray machines” in Kumasi on Monday 3rd,March 2019.
The chemical expert suggested that farmers must be well sensitized on the use of the apparatus needed for fumigation since some of them could be harmful to their lives.
“I deem it appropriate for Farmers to use the right spraying machines needed to perform a specific task at a particular time”.
Famers must in all forms look out for extension officers to teach them on the effective use of the “spraying machines” despite the difficulties they encounter in the search for the experts.