The communications Bureau in conjunction with Minority Caucus held Cocoa Farmers and media press conference , on 13th September, 2023 at Dadiesoaba in the Ahafo region.
The objective of the programme is to educates hardworking cocoa farmers in the country on truth and facts announced of cocoa price in 2023/2024 cocoa season.
There is a great deception in a grand style by Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government messing up the already impoverished cocoa farmers in the country.
All those who matters in the NDC was paraded at the programme, the likes of lawyer Sammy Gyamfi the national communications officer of the party, Hon Ato Forson the minority leader of Parliament, Hon Collins Dauda, Hon Eric Opoku etc
Most of the chiefs in the enclaves and some NDC supporters were presence at the programme.
Hon. Eric Opoku explain deeper with some arithmetics about the exact increment the cocoa farmers deserves, he said looking at the increments of cocoa prices in the international market because cocoa has become scarcity.
A bag of cocoa which was increased from 800.00 to 1,309.00 supposed to be over 2,000.00.
He punched the government of day that, going to IMF for $3 million dollars can be obtained through cocoa production.
He continues to say that the government does not even have money to buy cocoa for exportation.
His worried was about the conflicting figures quoted by president Akufo Addo and cocoa board director,Mr Joseph Arhin Aidoo, wasn’t in agreement.
Cocoa spraying have not been done by more than two years by the government of the day.
He makes reference to when NDC was in power cocoa spraying was done to cocoa farmers, most often.
Cocoa bonuses have not been paid to cocoa farmers, by the government.
No, cocoa roads have been constructed by the government
No, cocoa scholarship to be given to cocoa farmers.
He sighted that during the NDC era,there were roads,schools, and incentives given to cocoa farmers.
The government of the day have not been fair to cocoa farmers, in their cocoa production.