Gov’t to rehabilitate about 700 aged & diseased cocoa farms in W/N-COCOBOD

As part of efforts by government to revamp cocoa yields in Ghana especially within the Western North Region, government has began the cutting and rehabilitation of diseased and aged cocoa farms.

In view of that COCOBOD is embarking on a special tour in the Western North region starting from Bibiani, Abonidua Sefwi Wiawso, Kumikrom near Kyeikrom in the Sefwi Bekwai cocoa district then through to Asankrangwa Enchi to assess work of the service providers and to interact with the chiefs and farmers in the area to find ways of accelerating the pace of the project .

Speaking with Awuku Addo of Henex radio in Bibiani, Deputy Chief Executive of COCOBOD in charge of Agronomy and Quality Control; Dr. Emmanuel Agyemang Dwomoh assured the farmers of government’s commitment to rehabilitating about seven hundred and fifty thousand diseased and aged cocoa farms whiles at the same time compensating them adequately.

He advised the farmers to support the project and not pose any hindrances. He also assured them of government’s goodwill and support for Agriculture.

Dr. Dwomoh detailed the nature of the compensation packages since the farmers were complaining that they had so far not seen any money in their bank accounts.

Dr. Dwomor inspecting cocoa farms together with farmers and other officials

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