The 2014 national best farmer in Ghana, George Amankwaa has warned that there could be food shortage in the country if the harmattan continues for a long time.
Mr. George Amankwaa says the recent fire outbreaks, lack of rainfall (since most farmers depend heavily on rainfall for farming) and related factors do not inure to the advantage of most farmers in the country mostly due to the prolonged dry season.
With the recent revelation by the Ghana Meteorological service that the harmattan season is likely to be over in April, the 2014 national best farmer fears there could be serious implications for the country if appropriate measures are not put in place.
He believes government of Ghana has the necessary resources to sensitize the general public on the proper methods to adopt to avoid fire outbreak which could deprive most farmers off all their farm produce. He warned farmers against burning their farmlands and advised them to make sure the fire outbreak that caused famine in 1983 does not happen in Ghana again.
He made this statement in an interview with Luv FM’s David Akwetteh.