Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has discouraged Ghanaians against investing heavily in farming since according to him, it yields nothing but poverty.
The MP who was speaking in an interview with Mamavi Owusu Aboagye on Joy News disclosed that unlike farming in advanced countries where government supports farmers by subsidizing inputs, Ghanaian farmers are left to their fate by successive governments.
The MP chastized successive governments for paying lip service to farmers but doing nothing concrete to assist them. “When you wake up in the morning and you pray that God let me be poor, then you go into farming,” he said.
The maverick lawmaker shockingly revealed that he has had to abandon over 500 acres of plantain farm, over 1km of fish pond, and about 580 acres of rice because of low profits and unnecessary litigation.