The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said that cocoa farmers have enjoyed the most juicy pricing and offers under its administration.
Addressing journalists in Accra, NPP Director of Communications Richard Ahiagbah said that the recent announcement of a 68 percent increase in producer price is a clear indication that the government has cocoa farmers at heart.
“This NPP government led by Nana Akufo-Addo thought about Ghanaians and generated that additional income for them, a free $400 living income differential. The dream of this government in the COCOBOD Act for years is realising the dream of creating a pension fund for cocoa farmers and it is becoming a reality,” Ahiagbah said.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday, September 9, announced a 63.6% upward adjustment of the farm gate price of cocoa beans from GH₵800 to GH₵1,308 per bag for the new cocoa season.
The National Democratic Congress has accused the party of failing to adequately support cocoa farmers. The opposition NDC has said that the NPP has not done enough to address the challenges facing cocoa farmers, such as low prices and poor infrastructure.