The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has disproved claims by former President John Dramani Mahama suggesting that government was selling fertilizer marked “not for sale” to cocoa farmers, even though his government distributed them free of charge.
The former President John Dramani Mahama rebuked the government of Ghana for selling to farmers, fertilizers he procured for farmers for free before his exit in January 2017, when he met National Democratic Congress delegates at Asankragwa in the Western Region during his campaign tour.
Mahama government is hopeful to be the presidential candidate for the NDC in the 2020 election after he had thruster the government for “lying” to Ghanaians that the NDC administration left behind debts and empty coffers, said, “we imported the fertilizer and embossed on them Ghana Cocoa Board, not for sale yet government has decided to sell to farmers at 80 cedis”.
Former President Mahama was also unhappy with the government and COCOBOD as they maintained producer price of cocoa for the last year which should be increased every year.
According to John Dramani Mahama, with the dollar exchange rate moving from GH¢3.9 in 2016 to GH¢5.0 in 2018, there should have been an automatic upward adjustment of the producer price of cocoa.
However, the COCOBOD Management has described these declarations as a false and purposeful attack on the current government by the former President.
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