August 17, 2017

Deputy Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament and a Member of parliament for the Lambussie/Karni constituency Edward Kaale-Ewola is advocating the Ghana COCOBOD to deliberately invest resources into the development of the Sheanut sector for greater yields and benefit for the country.

According to him the current sheanut trees in the country are wild trees that grew by themselves hence the need for a conscious effort at developing the industry.

He observed that the exponential increase in the market value of the sheanut on the international market demands massive investment in growing the shea tree to enhance the living standards of sheanut pickers and ensure greater yields for better dividends for the country.

The lawmaker also called for the establishment of a separate board to champion the development of the sheanut industry.

He made the call when officials of COCOBOD appeared before the Public Accounts Committee in response to infractions raised against it by the 2015 Auditor General’s report.

By Christian Kpesese/