Asesewa (E/R), May 7, GNA – Mr Jeff Tetteh-Kavianu, Member of Parliament for Upper-Manya Krobo Constituency, has appealed to the Government to reconstruct the roads in his constituency to boost cocoa production and transportation to market centres.
He said Asesewa and Sekesua were cocoa production areas but farmers found it difficult transporting the cocoa to market centres due to the poor nature of the roads.
Mr Tetteh-Kavianu made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after a road inspection tour with the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, and other officials of the Department of Feeder Roads and Ghana Highway Authority.
The tour was in response to persistent complaints by the chiefs and people of the area concerning the poor nature of the roads and its effects on their livelihood.
The MP said the extension of the cocoa roads rehabilitation project to the area would help farmers transport cocoa to marketing centres and boost production.
Upper-Manya Krobo District is one of the food baskets of the Eastern Region and has two major market centers – the Asesewa Market and Akateng Market- which attract traders from all over the country.
However, despite the high production of foodstuffs, the district is one of the deprived and poorest in the region with bad road networks.
As a result farmers’ crops got rotten on the farms because drivers refused to ply the roads to cart the produce to the markets, leaving the people in abject poverty.
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