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21.09.2004 General News

Farmers to receive bonus in October

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Sunyani (B/A), Sept. 21, GNA- President John Agyekum Kufuor announced during his recent tour of Brong Ahafo that cocoa farmers would receive their bonus in October instead of December.

Speaking at durbars held by the chiefs and people at Kukuom, Goaso and Berekum in his honour, the President said this in response to requests by the chiefs.

The chiefs noted that payment of the bonus in October would support farmers during the "lean season", especially for the payment of school fees of their children.

"Payment of the bonus in October will also help the farmers to settle outstanding debts so that they can really enjoy the proceeds in December", they said.

The chiefs thanked the President for his favourable response to their request.

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