Aburi GEPA to Supply 13.3 Million Variety of🍍 Pineapples to Farmers for 2019

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The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has handed over two million pineapple suckers to two farmers at Pokrom,near Aburi in the Eastern Region under the second phase of its Pineapple Supply Base Expansion programme.

The ceremonial handing over to two of the county’s major pineapple exporters, Riverside Farms and Ohu Farms was performed by the Chief Executive Officer of the GEPA, Madam Afua Asabea Asare last Friday.

Many more farmers are to benefit from 13.3 million suckers being made available for distribution by GEPA, this year, to promote the cultivation and exportation of pineapples to enhance the country’s foreign exchange earnings.

GEPA in August, 2017, injected more than six million smooth cayenne (SC) pineapple suckers to 16 farmers in the region under the first phase of the programme.

Madam Asabea Asare was accompanied by the Eastern Regional Director of the GEPA, Mr George Adomako, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in Charge of Finance and Operations, Mr Samuel Dentu, the Director of Public Relations and Media Communications, Mrs Ruth Marfo and other staff of GEPA.

Having witnessed the success of the first distribution, Madam Asabea Asare challenged the farmers to work even harder at making the second phase even more successful.

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