The Member of Parliament for the Abetifi Constituency in the Eastern Region and Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Bryan Acheampong has indicated he plans on resourcing the country’s buffer when given the nod as the Minister responsible for Food and Agriculture.
Taking his turn before parliament’s vetting committee to explain why he should be appointed minister, the Hon. MP stated that the Ghana Buffer Stock Company is doing its best to distribute foods under the Free Senior High School policy but is not being paid on time.
According to him, the delay in receiving payment is one factor making the work of the Ghana Buffer Stock Company very difficult.
He indicated that, when given the nod, he will push and advocate strongly for delays in payments to be resolved and also work with the ranking member to make sure the Buffer Stock is well resourced.
“These are hard times but I will advocate strongly that as part of our National Security, we need to ensure that the Buffer stock is well positioned when we get there”, he said.
He also added that the planting for food and jobs initiative would be intensified to enable the planting of crops such as maize and rice on a large scale to help improve exportation and also for domestic consumption.