The Communication Director for Kuapakokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) in the Western Region has said that, high charges of interest rate by banks is affecting cocoa farmers in the Region.
According to him, farming in the Western Region is becoming a problem to the farmers because they can no longer borrow money from the banks.
Speaking to Rite FM news, Mr. Francis Kwakye explained that, due to the delay in supply of fertilizer, they were not sure of bumper harvest this year, adding that, the rain does not fall as continuous as they were expecting it to fall. He said they are still hoping that things will change for the better.
Meanwhile, aside all these challenges, Kuapakokoo has been able to develop some bore holes in some communities in the Western Region, they have been able to create mobile clinics to care for the farmers in the communities.
Mr. Kwakye added that, they are giving hundred (100) bicycles to the children in the various communities whose parents sells their cocoa to Kuapakokoo. These communities includes, Dadieso, Asankekwa and Sefwi Asahinsu.
Written by Francis Nyarko, Rite FM News Reporter