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By
Albert Nkrumah, GNA    

Koforidua, July 20,
GNA – Seed producers, who supplied maize seeds for the government’s ‘Planting
for Food and Job’ programme, have complained about the unexpected delays in
payment.

The group supplied the
improved seeds through the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG).

These, they said, were
distributed to farmers in seve

By
Albert Nkrumah, GNA
    

Koforidua, July 20,
GNA – Seed producers, who supplied maize seeds for the government’s ‘Planting
for Food and Job’ programme, have complained about the unexpected delays in
payment.

The group supplied the
improved seeds through the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG).

These, they said, were
distributed to farmers in seven regions – Greater Accra, Volta, Eastern,
Central, Western, Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo.

They made the appeal
through the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Koforidua.

The group said the delay
in payment was making it difficult for them to stay in business.

They indicated that
farmers in the Afram Plains and the three Northern Regions had only one farming
season, which had already started, but many of the seed producers were yet to begin
land preparation because they did not have the money.

Their situation had
been made worse by the refusal of many of the commercial banks to grant loans
to them, they added.

They could go to the
microfinance companies but their high interest charges was a disincentive.

GNA


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