The meeting with the cocoa farmers forms part of community engagement strategy by the IGP and his team who are currently on a tour of the Ashanti Region
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare on Friday (3 December ) interacted with community members of Kwaafokrom, a cocoa farming community in the Ashanti Region as part of this years National Farmer’s Day celebration. The meeting forms part of community engagement strategy by the IGP and his team who are currently on a tour of the Ashanti Region . The community members were engaged in a customary communal activity, helping a Commissioner of Police Rtd. and a former Director of National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) formally the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Mr. Ellis Owusu Fordwouh on his 65- acre cocoa farm plantation at the time of the visit.
The farmers were in the process of cutting open the harvested cocoa pods , removing the seeds and heaping them on layers of banana leaves for fermentation.
The Inspector-General of Police and his team joined in this process, with the Kwaafokrom community members, listened to their security concerns and shared some security tips with them.
The team took the opportunity to share some good memories with the 83-year old retired Commissioner of Police, lawyer and farmer, Ellis Owusu Fordwouh.
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