A group calling itself Ghana Coalition of Farm-Based Organizations has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to appoint Nana Oboadie Boateng Bonsu as Minister of Food and Agriculture.
The group wants Nana Oboadie Boateng Bonsu to replace Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto who resigned from office to contest for the NPP flagbearer race.
In a statement signed by Gustav Annor, communication director of the group and issued on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, the group said “it has come to their notice that Minister of Food and Agriculture has resigned to join the NPP Presidential race and we wish him good luck for taking such a bold decision”.
The statement further added that “we also thank the minister for his hard work and the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative.”
The group however said the President must consider farmers when appointing a new minister to such a prestigious office.
“The coalition of all the farmers in Ghana are proposing Nana Oboadie Boateng Bonsu, the president of the Concerned Famers Association of Ghana as the next Agric Minister of the Republic of Ghana and thus appeal to H.E the President to consider and appoint him as the substantive Minister”.
The farmers said Nana Oboadie Boateng Bonsu has been in the Agric sector for the past 25 years and has worked with various farmer groups in Ghana.
“He is a very hard-working, voice for the farmers, he has toured the breadth and length of this country and knows the challenges the sector is facing and has converted thousands of galamsey youth into farming.
He is the farmer’s choice and we believe that he will deliver. Nana Oboadie Boateng Bonsu Tried and tested”, the statement added.