Twifo Ati-Morkwa Farmers Praise Gov’t For Electronic Weighing Scales
Cocoa farmers in the Twifo Ati-Morkwa District of the Central Region have expressed their happiness of the government’s intention to introduce electronic cocoa weighing machine.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of COCOBOD, Mr. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the management of COCOBOD is planning to introduce new weighing scales to be used by Licensed Buying Companies for purchases when the new cocoa season begins on October 1, 2021.
Mr. Boahen Aidoo attributed the achievement to the efforts of the hardworking farmers and the several interventions introduced by COCOBOD to increase the yield.
Following this, some cocoa farmers in Twifo Ati-Morkwa District have started singing praising songs to the government for taking such a decision, speaking with the media, they described the purchasing clerks (PCs) as cheaters because they feel cheated anytime they send their cocoa beans to the PCs.
SOME COCOA FARMERS IN TWIFO ATI-MORKWA DISTRICT
Meanwhile, the 2020 central Regional best cocoa farmer Mr. Falcon Mensah also on behalf of cocoa farmers expressed his profound gratitude to the government for taking such a decision.
He then urged his fellow cocoa farmers to obey the rules in the production of the cocoa beans to meet the required standard of the purchasing clecks/Ghana Cocobod by drying the beans very well and also select the unwanted ones and other particles from the Cocoa bean before sending it to the clerks for weighing.
MR. FALCON MENSAH, 2020 CENTRAL REGIONAL BEST COCOA FARMER
By Mavis Davor // Torsaa
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