Chief Executive Officer for COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo lashed out former President Mahama for collapsing the cocoa sector during his tenure as President.
This comments comes after former President Mahama described as unjustifiable, President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision to abandon the cocoa roads project.
President Mahama addressing a durbar of chiefs at Bopa in the Sefwi Akontombra District of the Western North Region,he said President Akufo-Addo and the NPP, due to politics, stopped the ongoing road projects, leading to a neglect of the roads for almost four years, and eroding the progress already made on those roads.
But speaking to the chiefs and people of Atobiase in the Wassa East district of the Western region as part of Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s two day working visit to the region, Mr Aidoo stated that it was during the tenure of President Mahama that a significant number of cocoa farms were destroyed by the cocoa swollen shoot disease.
“John Mahama should keep quiet, he has little appreciation of how the cocoa sector operates, he’s bereft of ideas, what did he do when the swollen shoot disease ravaged farms,”he asked
He added that during the tenure of President Akufo-Addo, affected cocoa farmers are receiving a compensation of one thousand Ghana cedis while the trees are cut for replanting.