PRESIDENT: GHANA TO SET UP A CASHEW DEVELOPMENT BOARD

ACCRA– Ghana will have a Cashew Development Board by the end of June, 2018, to regulate the country’s cashew nut industry, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The President said this when he met traditional rulers in Sunyani, the capital of Brong-Ahafo Region (Province), about 370 kilometres north of here, at the weekend to round-off his three-day official visit to the region. e was accompanied by some Ministers of State and Members of Parliament.

President Akufo-Addo said in the current cashew crop season, the government, through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, would supply 2,775,000 cashew seedlings to be planted on 13,400 hectares of land across the country.

In addition, 900 agricultural extension officers would also be engaged to provide technical support to the cashew farmers.

He said the government recognized the contributions of farmers in the region towards the achievement of national food security, adding that 15 per cent of the resources under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs) Programme were being invested in Brong-Ahafo.

The government also recognized the important role of traditional authorities towards national development and advised the chiefs and queens to continue supporting the government to facilitate accelerated national development.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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