Wasa Amenfi West Municipal Assembly (Agric Department)has organized cocoa women in and around the municipality to educate and sensitize them on cocoa Health and the benefit of being a member of their newly introduced joint farmer groups the government has initiated.
Gracing the occasion was the presence of District Cocoa Officer Mr. Clement Sarpong, Municipal Chief Executive Honourable George Agyir, Municipal MoFA Director Madam Patience Amoah Frimpong, Former District Chief Executive Honourable Albert Takyi, New Okaff Director Doctor Adu Amponsah manufacturer of A.F Confidence and many other chiefs were also present to grace the event.
Speaking at the occasion, The District Cocoa officer Mr. Clement Sarpong taught why women are now being motivated into farming and advise farmers to desist from using treated mosquito net in fermenting of cocoa beans which poison the cocoa, avoid keeping cocoa beans in the kitchen which make hens lay eggs on them.
Madam Patience Amoah Frimpong, Municipal MoFA Director added her voice and advised farmers to create groups for themselves so the government would be able to allocate them and aid them for the betterment of their farming
Moreover, The Municipal Chief Executive Honourable George Egyir assured farmers of the government initiative of introducing pension schemes, Social security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) for farmers across the country, he added government has initiated into farming machinery that can weed and prune the cocoa at the same time and that the women should have faith in this Nana Addo’s led government
Lastly, some women who had the chance of benefitting from the organization and this occasion also mentioned that this initiative of joint farmers has helped them develop their farming skills very quickly and massively.
Story by Emmanuel koranteng.