- 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
President Akufo-Addo has honored thousands of cocoa farmers across the country for their continue contribution towards the Ghanaian economy.
According to the President, cocoa growers have been the mainstay of the country's economy for centuries.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.