June 28, 2018

Member of Parliament for Asene Akroso Manso, George Kwame Aboagye is calling for the Nation to go beyond export of cocoa beans and paste in addressing the challenges of the cocoa sector.

According to the Asene Akroso Manso legislature, government should make cocoa farming lucrative by making funds accessible to young people who would be interested in cocoa farming, as this would not only increase production of cocoa but also deal with the youth  unemployment.

He further added that as part of industrializing Ghana’s cocoa sector “we need to set up industries that would process our cocoa before they are exported.”

And expressed joy that government of Ghana together with the Chinese government would construct a cocoa processing factory at Sefwi-Wiaso.

“Mr. Speaker without cocoa there would be lose of two million jobs, massive revenue and foreign exchange loss. Again between 40-30 percent of cocoa tress are lost to pest and disease as a result there is low productivity due to limited knowledge in modern farming techniques.”

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com