Business News of Sunday, 21 October 2018
Former President John Dramani Mahama is warning the NPP government led by Nana Akufo-Addo not to sell cocoa fertilizers to cocoa farmers.
According to him, these fertilizers are to be given to the farmers free of charge.
He argued that this is a way of alleviating hardships on cocoa farmers but the government is rather making these farmers poorer through its policies and programmes.
Mr Mahama who is seeking to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) into elections 2020 told delegates of the Brong Ahafo Region last Saturday that the sacks of these fertilizers have been marked ‘Not for Sale’ but he cannot comprehend why the government is selling to farmers instead of it being supplied to them.
Mr Mahama in a statement copied to GhanaWeb stated that the NPP government has abandoned all the cocoa road projects in the Region which were started under his tenure as President.
He said his government made a deliberate policy to construct all major roads in cocoa growing areas and therefore appealed to the government to start working on the abandoned cocoa roads to ease the haulage of cocoa as well as to promote the speedy and efficient transportation of goods and services.
Mr Mahama, however, told the NDC delegates that Ghanaians are looking up to the NDC to take them out of the present economic hardship they are facing.
He, therefore, called for unity in the party to help the NDC win the 2020 general elections with him as the presidential candidate.
Read John Mahama’s statement below