Chief condemns nefarious activities of cocoa buyers

Nana Agyemang Duah, chief of New Sawireso, in the Asunafo South District, has said the activities of some cocoa buying companies have resulted in the thefts of cocoa and the sale of wet cocoa beans.

He said the ‘so called clerks of these companies’ do not issue passbooks for record keeping to the farmers they buy from.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, at Goaso, the chief said: “This dubious way of buying the cocoa has denied many farmers their bonuses as they do not have passbooks as evidence.”

Nana Agyemang, therefore, advised farmers to sell their produce to only companies who issue passbooks and ensure that their transactions are duly recorded.

Farmers, he said, should also insist on the use of the Akuafo cheque for the payment of their cocoa.

He also advised purchasing clerks to be dedicated in the performance of their duties to maintain the credibility of their respective companies.

The chief said the recent increase in the producer price of the crop demonstrated the government’s commitment to improve the lives of farmers and nobody should undermine that effort.

Source: GNA

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