The Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has assured the youth of Ashaiman of his intention to establish a nationwide project of the cultivation and processing of the Ghanaian almond (Abrofo Nkatie) for export.
At the recent IEA evening encounter, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet stressed the need to mobilize thousands of Ghanaian youth into the cultivation and processing of almond.
At a mini rally held in Ashaiman, he said, “the CPP will provide incentives for those youth who will register and seek employment in the cultivation of almond in this our vast rich land.”
Almond as an international commodity has many uses, and the oil extracted from it has a high value of 10,000 dollars per ton, far more than cocoa and oil palm. The almond development programme by the CPP government will augment already existing cash crops cultivated and exported.
Already, the CPP proposal has been endorsed by Professor Tano-Debrah of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science of the University of Ghana, Legon.
Ashaiman, which is densely populated, has a lot of settlers from the Northern region who are not remotely removed from farming practices. Unemployment is a major problem affecting the people in the area with low level of trade in retail goods.
Together with the CPP Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency, Hajia Hamida Damba, they visited some key areas of the constituency to interact with residents amidst chants and music.