President Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

President Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

- Nana Addo says cocoa farmers must be celebrated for their role in sustaining Ghana's economy

- He says his administration will work hard in improving living conditions of all farmers

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President Akufo-Addo has honored thousands of cocoa farmers across the country for their continue contribution towards the Ghanaian economy.

Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

President Akufo-Addo and some government officials

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According to the President, cocoa growers have been the mainstay of the country's economy for centuries.

Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

The Asantehene joined President Akufo-Addo at the celebration

Speaking at a ceremony in the Ashante regional capital to mark the World Cocoa Day, the President congratulated all cocoa farmers for their role in sustaining Ghana as a country.

He also acknowledge the work of some pioneers who gave their selfless service in growing the cocoa industry despite huge challenges pose to their lives.

Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

Some cocoa farmers at the celebration

President Nana Addo also recognized the founder of Ghana’s cocoa industry, legendary Tetteh Quarshie whose legacies have changed the lives of many across the world.

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Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

President Akufo-Addo exchanging pleasantries

Nana Addo who was accompanied by powerful government delegation insisted that Ghana has come to a time where cocoa farmers must have a say in determining the price of the world commodity on the international market.

Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

The Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II in an address

“This is part of the monumental contribution of cocoa farmers to the development of our country, and I think it appropriate that, on this occasion, we recollect these facts, in order to give credit to those to whom credit is due,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

Hiplife musicians, Okyeame Kwame and Fuse ODG were also there to represent the Tourism Ministry

He also maintained that despite supplying the half of world’s cocoa tonnage by 1935, 60 years after the arrival of Tetteh Quarshie from Fernando Po, many cocoa farmers in Ghana still don’t have any say in control of price paid for their products.

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Akufo-Addo celebrates cocoa farmers on World Cocoa Day (Photos)

The Agric Minister, Hon. Afriyie Akoto in an address

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