The President of the Concerned Cocoa Farmers Association, Nana Boateng Bonsu, has raised questions about the government’s decision to allow the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to oversee the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD).

His statement comes after the Finance Minister revealed last week that a monitoring desk by his outfit and the Bank of Ghana will be established at COCOBOD to ensure discipline in its expenditure.

Reacting to this, he said Ofori-Atta has underperformed and is not a suitable person to manage the financial expenditure of COCOBOD.

“What is the Finance Minister coming to do? We gave you [Ofori-Atta] the whole country to take care of it, and what happened? COCOBOD is a collapsed institution. We know it, we foresaw it and said it several times but they never listened. So for this situation, we don’t need Ken Ofori-Atta and his people [at COCOBOD]. What are they coming to do?” he quizzed.

“If they had something better to offer by now Ghana’s economy would have shot up. They have nothing to offer. They should forget about Ken Ofori-Atta and his people” he said.

The cocoa farmer further called for the dissolution of COCOBOD.

He believed the removal of the state-institution mandated to supervise the production and export of cocoa in the country, will set cocoa farmers free.