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21-Jul-2014  
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The Kumasi branch of Ghana Agricultural Input Dealers Association (GAIDA) has rubbished a news report which claimed that the Kejetia terminal has become the hub of counterfeit agro products.

The association, therefore, challenged the public to come forward with evidence to establish that there are fake agro chemicals on the Ghanaian market.

Addressing a press conference in Kumasi, Chairman of GAIDA, Dr Bernard K. Dwomoh said “if there is counterfeit products in the system, the public should identify the dealer of such products and deal with them according to the law."

He added that the association is well organised and has rules and regulations governing its activities in the country.

He mentioned that regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Plant Protection Regulatory Service Directorate (PPRSD), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and the Ghana Standards Authority work closely with the association to comply with the rules and regulations governing the importation of agro chemicals into the country.

Dr Dwomoh disclosed that EPA, which issues licenses to them, organises training programmes regularly for members and conducts regular inspections, examinations and spot checks at the port of entry and shops.

He stressed further that PPRSD also makes sure that dealers operate within laid down rules and regulations.

He added that farmers, who are the major users of agro chemicals, are also satisfied.

Dr Dwomoh, therefore, seized the opportunity to advise CropLife Ghana, a foreign company in the industry, to desist from acts of provocations and wrongful allegations so they can all co-exist in the industry.

He assured farmers that they deal in genuine agro products and will do their best to contribute their quota to ensuring a healthy nation and achieving food security in Ghana.
 
 
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