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  • Ghana: Drobohene advocates cashew board

    Apr 13th, 2016

    The people of the Brong Ahafo Region, a leading cashew farming region in the country have added their voice to calls on the government to set up a cashew management board to regulate the activities of cashew farmers.

    According to them, unlike cocoa, cashew farmers have no institution to regulate their activities and more importantly, champion their cause.

    The Omanhene of Dwenem Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Bofo Bene IV, who made the call on behalf of the people of the region, contended that if there was a body specifically charged to see to the affairs of cashew farmers, their grievances in terms of creating employment and generating a sustainable source of income, would easily be addressed.

    Nana Bene made the call when the First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, paid a working visit to the community recently.

    She donated assorted medical equipment and supplies to the hospital in the town.

    The First Lady, who is also the Sompahemaa of the Nkoranza Traditional Area under the stool name Nana Akosua Frema Ampomah Sika I, said the Lordina Foundation had taken the issue of health care very seriously and had been working to promote women and children’s health.

    Mrs Mahama said it was the duty of all stakeholders to support the health personnel to promote the delivery of quality care in the hospital.

    While she was happy with supporting the hospital to promote quality of healthcare delivery in the area, she expressed worry over the spate of child marriages in the country.