The Member of Parliament for Sege, Hon. Christian Corletey Otuteye has called on government through the District Assembly to upgrade the bad roads connecting farming communities in the constituency.
According to him, the roads are so bad such that some of the farmers complained to him about their farm produce getting rot in farms and others inaccessible.
Hon Otuteye made this known when he addressed farmers at the 35th National Farmers Day in the constituency last Friday.
While addressing the farmers, the lawmaker stated that,
“Some of the roads are very bad and I know that most of you harvest and cannot convey the produce to places where you need to send them as most of them go bad and so post harvest lost is becoming too much particularly watermelon and tomato which cannot be preserved.”
He added that, at the moment, the farmers need an intervention to rescue them.
Nonetheless, he asked the farmers and constituents to live in peace and harmony devoid of conflict and hatred among themselves
“I’m pleading with you to leave in harmony as one people but if you discriminate yourselves over minority and majority, we won’t have the needed peace., ” he pleaded to the people of Sege.
Mr. Otuteye also reiterated his commitment to ensuring quality education and noted that the Teachers Bungalow requested would be read early next year, while effort been done to connect most communities with electricity.
But the District Chief Executive, Mr Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi expressed unhappy the MP, turned the farmers day into a political rally.
“We came here because of farmers; People who put food on our table and so we have to leave it as such so that the message we have for the people would come on, ” he said.
He admitted the roads are in bad conditions, saying, “It is true that I inherited the deplorable roads in 2017 and these roads have been in bad since 2012.”
He promised to work on the roads but pleaded with the MP not to turn the farmers day into a political rally.
Today is for our gallant farmers and fishermen who have done so well and need to be celebrated and not politics, ” he said.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba