November 29, 2020


The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), Mr
John Dramani Mahama, his government will set up a cashew processing factory
in Wenchi when he is elected as president in the December 7 general
Addressing the Wenchi Traditional Council on Monday as he began a four-day
tour of the Bono Region, he said Wenchi deserves a cashew processing factory
to serve the export market because the area is one of the largest producers of
cashew in Ghana.
In furtherance of this, Mr. Mahama said the People’s Manifesto of the NDC
contains a plan of establishing a Cashew Development Board to oversee the
development of the sector to enable cashew farmers to increase their earnings.
He expressed concern about the low producer price for cashew nuts, saying
one of the key responsibilities of the Board when established, will be to
regulate the price of cashew and help farmers get a good price for their
Mr. Mahama said under the NDC’s Agric Sector Transformation Agenda, the
next NDC government will invest in modern agric mechanisation centres to
make the work of farmers easier. He added, farmers will be able to access the
services of the mechanisation centre to work on their farms by paying a token
or on credit and pay after harvesting their crops

By: Emmanuel Bekoe / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ /Ghana / 2020

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