The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),
John Dramani Mahama, his government will set up a cashew processing factory in Wenchi when he is elected as president in the December 7 general elections.
Addressing the Wenchi Traditional Council on Monday as he began a four-day tour of the Bono Region, he said Wenchi deserves a cashew processing factory to serve the export market because the area is one of the largest producers of cashew in Ghana.
In furtherance of this, Mr. Mahama said the People’s Manifesto of the NDC
contains a plan of establishing a Cashew Development Board to oversee the
development of the sector to enable cashew farmers increase their earnings.
He expressed concern about the low producer price for cashew nuts, saying
one of the key responsibilities of the Board when established, will be to
regulate the price of cashew and help farmers get a good price for their
Mr. Mahama said under the NDC’s Agric Sector Transformation Agenda, the
next NDC government will invest in modern agric mechanisation centres to
make the work of farmers easier.
He added, farmers will be able to access the services of the mechanisation centre to work on their farms by paying a token or on credit and pay after harvesting their crops.
Touching on healthcare, Mr. Mahama promised to build a brand-new district hospital that will provide free primary healthcare. He explains that the NDC’s free primary healthcare plan is intended to remove cost as a barrier to healthcare.
He, therefore, urged the people of Wenchi to vote for the NDC in the upcoming December 7, 2020, general elections to enable his next administration roll out policies that are aimed at ensuring prosperity for all Ghanaians and not a privileged few.
Speaking on behalf of the acting President of the Wenchi Traditional Council, Nana Adinkra Kosopre III, the Okyeame of the Council, Nana Akyeamehene Adisi Poku Kofiabe decried the lack of development in the Wenchi area despite being one of the oldest towns in the Bono Region.
He mentioned basic social infrastructures such as schools, roads, and health
facilities among others as some of the things they lack.
Nana Adisi, therefore, prayed that NDC presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama emerges the winner of the December 7 presidential election to enable him bring development to the people of Wenchi and its surrounding areas.
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