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NDC demands COCOBOD CEO’s resignation

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The Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has been requested to resign by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Their complaint concerns what they claim to be Mr. Aidoo’s poor management and underpayment of cocoa growers in the wake of the recent price increase.

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Eric Opoku, a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Asunafo South, made the statement on Wednesday while speaking to cocoa growers in the Ahafo area at Dadiesoaba.

The CEO should step down so that someone else can take over, according to the ranking member of the Food, Agriculture, and Cocoa Affairs Committee, who claimed the CEO had done his best.

Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the minority leader, who also reaffirmed the appeal, claimed that the cocoa sector has seen its lowest output level in 15 years.

In addition, he said that COCOBOD has documented huge losses.

“Everything has gone bad at the Ghana COCOBOD. Last year, according to their own audit report, they declared a loss of 2.4 billion cedis in one year, and the question is, what is going on?

“Clearly, I don’t think that Joseph Boahen Aidoo deserves to be in office. He has mismanaged the cocoa sector massively. He has been reckless, shortchanged the cocoa farmers, and in the end, he has brought productivity down, so I don’t see how he should be in office. He should rather resign instead of insulting former President Mahama,” he said.

 

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