MoFA Director arrested over ‘missing’ PFJ fertilizers
The Ahafo Regional Police have arrested the Asunafo North Municipal Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Mr Eric O. Aduamah over missing bags of fertilizer meant for farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme.
Mr Aduamah is alleged to have failed to produce the names of beneficiary farmers who received some 14,497 bags of fertilizers valued at GH¢946,000.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture had embarked on a special auditing of the Planting for Food and Jobs fertilizer supplied to the various districts, Municipal and Regional offices of MOFA in the northern part of the country.
Following the successful exercise in Upper East, Upper West, Northern Regions, the exercise has been extended to other regions including Bono, Bono East, Ahafo and Ashanti.
In the Asunafo North Municipality, Mr. Eric O. Aduamah allegedly could not account for farmers who were given 7400 and 7097 NPK bags of Uriar fertilizer government supplied to the Asunafo North office of MOFA in 2017/2018 crop season.
The Head of the Special Audit on planting for Food and Jobs, Baffour Amo Kofi II, subsequently reported the case to Goaso Divisional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for his arrest for further investigations.
The Goaso Divisional Crime Officer, Florence Sackey Clark confirmed the arrest but declined to give details.