Jaman South NPP calls on President Akufo Addo to ensure the operationalization of cashew board
Concerned members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Jaman North Constituency have appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to as a matter of urgency consider activating the Tree Crop Development Act and the Cashew Board inaugurated last in 2020 to enhance cashew production
Concerned members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Jaman North Constituency have appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to as a matter of urgency consider activating the Tree Crop Development Act and the Cashew Board inaugurated last in 2020 to enhance cashew production.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Mr. Agyemang Boakye Vincent (Fancy B), who is the convenor of Concerned Members of NPP in Jaman North, stated that cashew is one of the main sources of livelihood for the people in the area and as such needed critical attention from every government.
He noted that the Akufo-Addo’s government did the best to restore the hope of cashew farmers by the launch of the 10-year cashew development plan, nursing and provision of cashew seedlings to farmers, passage of Tree Crop Development Authority into the act, and the inauguration of the Cashew Board.
He continued that the price of cashew had been unstable for some time now therefore the only hope of cashew farmers “is the full operation of the cashew Board to ensure a fixed price for cashew production”.
Mr. Agyemang Boakye Vincent called on the government to ensure the full operation of the cashew Board to help the cashew farmers enjoy the benefits of their labour.
In addition, the concerned Members of the NPP attributed the defeat of Siaka Stevens, as MP for the area, in the just ended general elections, to the deteriorated roads network and stressed that if the roads are rehabilitated the NPP could wrestle the seat back in the 2024 general election.
The NPP members stated that prior to the 2020 general elections some of the roads were under construction but work had been halted now. They appealed to President Akufo Addo and the Road Minister, Kwasi Amoako Atta, to ensure the resumption of work on the roads to brighten the fortunes of the party in the next general election.
They called for an appointment for Mr. Siaka Stevens, who was also deputy Bono Regional Minister, to increase the potential strength of the party to defeat the NDC in the next elections.
By: Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region