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Regional News Sat, 22 Oct 2016

Veep assures cocoa farmers of continuous support

Bimpong-Egya (C/R), Oct.20 GNA-Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has assured cocoa farmers of government's continuous support to enable them enhance their production.

He said the Producer Price of Cocoa announced by government is the highest in recent times.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur gave the assurance when he interacted with cocoa farmers at Bimpong-Egya in Twifo Atti-Morkwa constituency of the Central region.

The programme forms part of the Vice President's four-day campaign tour of the Central region to rally for votes for the NDC to retain power in the December 7 electiions.

He was accompanied by Mr Kweku Richet Hagan, Central Regional Minister, Mr Bernard Allotey Jacobs, Central Regional Chairman of the NDC as well as other stalwarts of the party.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also explained that government has started work on the cocoa roads to open up the country for development.

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He said government intends to increase cocoa production from 750,000 tons to one million tons this cocoa season.

He said the government is supplying cocoa farmers with new seedlings for them replace old cocoa trees as well as agro-chemical and fertilizers to increase the yield of the farmers.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also stated that the NDC is the only government that has the interest of cocoa farmers at heart and over the years has given farmers higher prices for their produce.

He urged the farmers to vote massively to retain President John Mahama to continue with the huge infrastructural projects that he has initiated.

He said the NDC would not take for granted the continuous support of the people in the area for the party.

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Vice Chairman of the NDC stated that the government has not discriminated in the provision of infrastructural developments to the area in terms of roads, water and education.

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He urged party supporters in the area to vote for President Mahama and the NDC parliamentary candidate for Twifo Att-Morkwa, Mr Samuel Ato Amoah to enhance the development of the area.

Vice President Amissah-Athur also introduced he NDC's parliamentary candidate for Twifo Att-Morkwa, Mr Samuel Ato Amoah to the people.

Vice President Amissah-Athur also addressed similar rally at Atti-Morkwa, Nyinasi all in the Twifo Att-Morkwa constituency as well as Wawase and Nkrofom in the Herman Lower Denyira constituency.

GNA

Source: GNA