The Minority in Parliament is mounting pressure on the government to immediately announce the producer price of cocoa for the 2022/2023 cocoa season.

Despite launching the 2022/23 cocoa season, COCOBOD is yet to announce how much cocoa farmers will be paid for their produce.

According to Minority Spokesperson for Finance, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, this development is unprecedented and creates a feeling of uncertainty amongst farmers.

Minority in Parliament pressures government to announce producer price of cocoa for 2022 season
Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson,

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Dr Forson stated that farmers and stakeholders are running out of patience over the delay in the announcement.

“Every year, cocoa prices are announced at the beginning of the season. In fact, 1st October is internationally recognised as the start of the cocoa season worldwide as affirmed by the United Nations Body for cocoa.

“This year, COCOBOD opened the cocoa season without a producer price for cocoa – unprecedented,” he lamented.

“The suspense cannot continue,” he added.

According to him, “the government should not announce any price below GHC1,000 per bag” after the uncertainties surrounding the delay.

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