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Regional News of Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Source: GNA

Dormaa PBC commended for their hard work

Nkrankwanta (B/A), Feb. 4, GNA - Cocoa farmers in and around Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa municipality have commended the Produce Buying Company (PBC) for its continued hard work and the cordial relationship with farmers.

Kwabena Kyeremeh, a renowned cocoa farmer at Berekum-akuraa near Nkrankwanta and spokesman told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that the company had never relented in making good its promises to the farmers. He said just recently, the company distributed food beverages to farmers in all its 32 societies in the area to motivate them. Mr Kyeremeh said the PBC also ensured that the farmers complied with laid down practices to produce internationally accepted cocoa beans.

In a separate interview with the GNA, Mr Hayford Sakyi-Bediako, Nkrankwanta district PBC manager, praised the farmers for their diligence and desire to sustain the cocoa industry He said there had been a tremendous increase in the company's purchase of cocoa beans within the past five weeks, recording 2,500 tonnes. Mr Sakyi-Bediako debunked rumours that the Mills government intends slashing down the producer price of cocoa and urged the farmers to keep faith with the company.