December 20, 2017

Cocoa Farmers in the Northern part of the Ellembelle District will soon heave a sigh of relief following the rehabilitation of the 20 kilometer feeder road from Nyamebekyere to Sentaso.

The rehabilitation of the first phase of the road had become necessary as it had crippled the efforts of cocoa farmers along that stretch to cart their cocoa beans from their farms to the Produce Buying Company at Aiyinasi.

The move, which is being spearheaded by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah,follows a petition from the cocoa growing farmers to the office of the MP.

The on-going repair works on the road is being undertaken by a private contractor who is expected to work within schedule to alleviate the plight of the farmers.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during an inspection tour of the road, Mr. Kofi Buah noted that the northern part is the food basket of the district as such, his office could not look on unconcerned to allow the chunk of food notably cocoa produced from the area to go waste.

Mr. Buah said the phase two of the project would also commence after the on-going repair works of the phase one to make the Northern corridor road of the District from Aiyinasi through to Prestea and Tarkwa more accessible to boost commercial activities in the District and improve the living conditions of the farmers.