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Regional News Thu, 29 May 2003

Nyinahin cocoa farmers receive bonus

About 314 million cedis has been disbursed to cocoa farmers in the Nyinahin District as bonus for purchases made up to the end of December last year.

Nana Adjei Manu-Berchie, Nyinahin District Manager of the Produce Buying Company (BPC) who spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), advised the farmers to reciprocate the government's gesture by working harder to increase cocoa production.

Meanwhile, cocoa farmers in the Nyinahin area have commended the government for the payment of the bonus.

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A statement signed by Opanin Yaw Bronya, the District Chief Farmer, also commended the government for making available fertiliser to be used on their farms on credit basis.

The farmers called on the PBC to take another look at its re-zoning of the cocoa districts that had put certain societies in the area in other administrative districts.

Source: GNA
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