The National Buffer Stock Company has come under fire from Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, the ranking member of the education committee in parliament, for failing to specify the nature of the issue.
According to the Ranking Member, the Buffer Stock Company’s response to the food suppliers is dishonest and leaves unclear what it specifically wishes to do for the providers.
In an interview with Citi News, Nortsu-Kotoe claimed that the Buffer Stock Company’s news release offered no solutions and that they should be honest about the problem if they wanted assistance.
“I think that the statement released by Buffer Stock does not answer the question or issue on hand. If you sympathise with the people, at least what steps are you taking? You will wait for the board to go and meet before you tell them what to do. Should they go back or continue to picket over there? That is even lacking in the release. So for me, Buffer Stock is hiding the truth,” he said.
On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, the National Food Suppliers Association members began picketing outside the National Food Buffer Stock Company’s offices, where they have since been sleeping.
Members of the Association disclosed that they owe the National Buffer Stock Company 270 million dollars and that they will only leave the company’s property once they are paid.