The Omanhene of Drobo Traditional Area, Okokyeredom Sakyi Ako, has appealed to the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government to establish a cashew processing factory at Drobo in the Jaman South Municipality.
The Chief stated that, farmers in the municipality solely depend on the production of the crop but were running at a lost because private buying companies and individuals determine the price per kilogram during trading; hence the cashew farmers are languishing in abject poverty due to low income generation.
The Omanhene lamented that the cashew industry, being the main economic activity of the people in the Jaman South hasn’t received the needed government support for the marketing of the cash crop.
According to Okokyeredom Sakyi Ako, establishing the cashew factory under the “One District, One Factory” programme in the area will encourage the farmers to grow more cashews in the area.
He urged the Ministry of Agriculture to employ more extension officers to supervise the cultivation of cashew to produce more in order to bring growth.