The President, HE Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo has dismissed suggestions that government's choice to increase cocoa costs is to court the electorates for votes.
According to him, cocoa farmers deserve better than what they were receiving under the past administration for the costs of the product.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Hello Fm's King Edward De Slave, President Akufo-Addo uncovered that he had been working on this for an exceptionally significant time-frame to guarantee that cocoa ranchers are dealt with better.
He further pointed out it is considering this that his government chose to give more distribution centers to improve the cocoa farming industry which really is boosting the nation's economy.
"I, and the president of Côte d'Ivoire have gone into exchanges with different partners in the cocoa industry just to guarantee that the cocoa ranchers get what is expected them.
The ongoing maker announcement in Cocoa Prices was not exclusively done in Ghana, however our ranchers in Côte d'Ivoire are likewise receiving the equivalent so for what reason will you say that the new cocoa cost is for votes, he questioned.
My government has an interest in the government assistance of Ghanaians which was a report strategy of the NPP Government," he expressed.
President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the increment of new Cocoa maker cost by 28% to ¢10,560 per metric ton starting from October 1, this year.
Addressing the Chiefs and the individuals of Sefwi Wiawso, Nana Akufo-Addo expressed that the increment speaks to a climb of over 28% over the cost obtained in the outgoing harvest year of 2019/2020.
During the dispatch of the Cocoa Rehabilitation Program, in Sefwi Wiawso on Thursday as a feature of day 1 of his 3-day visit through the Western North Region, he included that it is additionally the government's intention to remunerate ranchers for their work as a major aspect of it 2016 manifesto guarantee.
"By this substantial increase in the maker cost, we are additionally delivering on our 2016 manifesto guarantee to remunerate handsomely the difficult work of our cocoa ranchers and their unmatched commitment to the economy of Ghana throughout the long term," he apparently said.
According to him, the unsteady idea of cocoa costs on the world cocoa market remains perhaps the greatest test
With Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire liable for 65% of the crude cocoa beans utilized in making chocolates, the President bemoaned the way that cocoa ranchers from the two nations just US$6 billion from an over $100 billion chocolate industry.
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