Ark Fm ‘Royal Servant’ Hailed For Asking Questions On The Heart Of Cashew Growers

The host of Ark in the morning, Prince Godfred Obeng popularly called Royal Servant has been hailed by people from near and far for his outstanding performance at the just ended President Press encounter held in Accra.

According to ace broadcaster A.C Ohene, the question posed by Mr. Obeng was a relevant one and commended him for that.

When the phone lines were opened for listeners to share their views on what happened yesterday at the flagstaff house, they also commended Royal for his question and posture.

Some of the callers also used the opportunity to congratulate the station for it plans top help in the development of the region and the country at large. They prayed to Ark Fm never to stop doing their good works rather continue till much development is seen in the Brong Ahafo region.

Prez To Launch Cashew Dev’t Plan

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to launch a comprehensive development plan for Ghana’s cashew industry.

He disclosed this during his second encounter with the media at the Flagstaff House in Accra yesterday.

President Akufo-Addo disclosed while answering a question posed by a Kwabena Obeng Akrofi from Arkfm as to what his administration was doing to support cashew production and marketing in the region.

According to him, the development plan shall be unveiled on February 20th this year at Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The plan, he said, shall take into account government’s support for the country’s cashew industry and the required infrastructure for the sector.

The President explained that the development plan was in line with his administration’s plans to support the production, marketing and sale of cashew nuts nationwide.

He wondered why Ghana cannot develop its cashew industry to generate significant revenue just like neighbouring country, Cote d’Ivoire.

Sector outlook

In Ghana, it is estimated that there are more than 300,000 farmers, who are directly engaged in cashew cultivation.

President of the Ghana Cashew Industry Association, Winfred Osei Owusu, is quoted as saying that the total export revenue realized from cashew in 2016 was US$244,500,000, making the commodity the leading non-traditional commodity.

According to available statistics, the country produces between 50,000 to 70, 0000mt of raw cashew nuts annually.

 

Credit:Ophelia Aboagyewaa Kumi

News Reporter

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