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JASIKAN : Immigration personnel to curb smuggling
|HON. SOLOMON DONKOR|| |
The Jasikan District Chief Executive, Hon. Solomon Donkor has commended cocoa farmers in the district who have resolved to stop smuggling.
He said their resolve is already a major relief and solution to help curb the menace of cocoa smuggling from the district to Togo.
Last Friday at a sensitisation programme, about 200 cocoa farmers along the eastern frontier of the country pledged to turn a new leaf.
Speaking to Ghanadistricts, the DCE, said the smuggling issue exacebated last year and led the assembly to set up a monitoring team at the borders.
He said the team made some arrests and the culprits argued that until the country patronise more of its products the smuggling will continue.
Hon. Donkor added that thankfully, the sensitisation programme against smuggling, proper farming practices, proper harvesting and crop protection is yielding good results.
He announced that immigration personnel will soon be spread along the borders to check smuggling.
"Screen all persons who come as buyers before selling to them to protect the economy of this business." the DCE advised the farmers.
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