Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources in Charge of Mines, Lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has hinted that, her outfit is working to secure another Cocoa Centre for the Prestea Huni-valley Municipality.
The minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for the area made the pronouncement during the 34th Farmers’ Day celebration held at Peteporm in Bogoso.
She added, the initiative would reduce transportation inconveniences cocoa farmers go through
“I am working to get additional Cocoa centre at Prestea, to solve the challenges farmers go through accessing chemicals and fertilisers from Cocoa Offices. she affirmed
Madam Oteng-Adjei said she has provided 50 spraying machines to farmers for spraying, pruning and also to embark on the cocoa seedling project at Nsuaem.
According to her, farmers are experiencing bumper harvest as a result of consistent investment by government.
Stressing on welfare of farmers, Lawyer Oteng-Gyasi said government is considering pension scheme for cocoa farmers promised during campaign”.