The Upper West regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) Ahmed Mustapha has warned of a possible food shortage if the Ministry of Food and Agriculture fails to institute interventions immediately to deal with the effect of floods in the Upper East region.
He revealed that some five thousand acres of farmland have been destroyed by floods in the area over the last six weeks.
He indicated that the region has been a the largest producer of maize but with the effect the floods, there is going to be challenge in the production of the commodities.
“As at last week, the total acres that have been washed away by this flood in the Upper West region is about 5000 acres of farmlands. Half of this figure is on the Wa East district and the food basket of the Upper West region.
“The Sisala enclave, from the Wa East, Sisala East and Sisala West, they do a lot of farming and they were the highest producer of maize as at last year.
“So when we sense food insecurity people should take interest in what we are talking about,” he told Alfred Ocansey on the Sunrise show on 3FM.