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Akufo-Addo woos cashew farmers

Nana Akufo-Addo has been fraternising with cashew farmers in the Brong Ahafo region, where he promised to revive the agricultural sector should he win the November polls.

“I was in the Jaman North constituency, in the Brong Ahafo Region, on Friday, campaigning ahead of this year’s election,” the presidential hopeful wrote on his Facebook wall.

“I assured the people, who are mainly cashew farmers, that the revival of Ghana’s declining agricultural sector will be a major area of priority under an Akufo-Addo government, God-willing, from January 2017.

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“If we are to make any meaningful change in the lives of the people, our efforts must be directed at this sector.

“The majority of people can only feel a change in their lives when we develop agriculture,” the three-time flagbearer said.

Later in the day, Mr Akufo-Addo also joined the chiefs and people of Suma Ahenkro to celebrate the Akwantu Kese festival.

A recent decision by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekow Spio-Garbrah, to put a ban on cashew exports drew harsh criticism from farmers and MPs, prompting a withdrawal of the suspension.

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