October 22, 2021
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Cashew Prices Affected NPP Votes In Bono Region

Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC, has said the low prices for cashew farmers in some constituencies in Bono Region was one of the major reasons for the poor showing of the ruling party in the region.

The regional chairman was speaking during the Bono Regional Delegates Conference at Sunyani Technical University (STU) auditorium in Sunyani on Friday.

In attendance were some members of the national executives including General Secretary John Boadu, regional executives, council of elders, patrons, past and present municipal and district chief executives from the region and MPs among others.

Addressing the delegates, Kwame Baffoe revealed that cashew growing constituencies such as Wenchi, Jaman North and Jaman South, Tain among others felt aggrieved that the government failed to fix cashew price before the 2020 election, and as a result they voted against NPP parliamentary candidates.

“Cashew price is still a problem and so I urge the government to fix it to win back the people,” he noted.

Apart from the lack of good cashew price, the delay in payment of COVID-19 funds as well as some aggrieved party members whose preferred parliamentary candidates were rejected during primaries, worked against the party’s interests, leading to the loss of some of its parliamentary seats to the opposition NDC.

With the Coronavirus funds, Abronye explained that those whose names were written to receive the funds never got it and the opposition NDC exploited the issue with their usual propaganda.

“The NDC did propaganda that the NPP executives shared the funds among their members though the funds did not come to any of us,” he pointed out.

He spoke about indiscipline in the party where party executives and members speak ill against the party and the MPs, and said that all such things are working against the fortunes of the party.

He served notice that the party’s disciplinary measures enshrined in the party’s constitution is always going to be used to sanction individuals who go against rules and regulations that they have all agreed to work with.

He informed the delegates that the Jaman North Constituency Organiser and the Sunyani West Communication Director who worked against the party interests have been suspended.

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