The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has justified the government’s decision of sharing subsidised fertilizer among cocoa farmers for free a few days more to expire.
The government subsidised fertilizer which was made available for farmers to buy at the cost of GHC80 was later shared among cocoa farmers in some parts of the country.
READ ALSO: Gov’t-subsidised fertilizer goes for free as product expires in the next 25 days [Photos]
The product has 20/11/2016 and 20/11/2018 as “manufacturing” and “expiry” dates.
Some members of the opposition party have taken a swipe at the government for the delivery.
But PRO for COCOBOD, Fiifi Boafo has told Adom News the products shared to the farmers were not expired.
Justifying the sharing, he said it was a right fertiliser which was shared at the right time.