Ghana’s cocoa production has dropped from a record one million tonnes to 820,000 tonnes currently.
Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, who revealed this at Pankrono on Friday, said the country’s cocoa sector had been mismanaged, adding that the country failed woefully to sustain the one million tonnes production.
According to him, the sharp decline in cocoa production indicates that the mismanagement of the sector by government.
He said the entire agric sector was struggling lately due to bad leadership.
Additionally, he bemoaned Ghana’s high importation of maize under the present administration.
The Suame MP appealed to the electorate to vote massively for the opposition to make the necessary corrections in the agric sector.
Urging the electorate to shun falsehood being peddled by the government machinery to win cheap votes, he said all sectors of the economy had been mismanaged.
He said such unpleasant situation should be a wake-up call for all Ghanaians to vote out the NDC administration.
The Suame lawmaker said he was not surprised about the seeming collapse of the NHIS programme introduced by the NPP, saying “even they kicked against it in parliament when we brought the idea so if they collapse it now you should not be surprised.”
The Minority Leader said government had intentionally neglected all developmental projects started in the Ashanti region by the previous administration and implored the people of Ashanti region, particularly Kumasi to vote for the NPP.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi