Clad in red armbands and attire, hundreds of cocoa farmers and traditional leaders at Samreboi and its adjoining communities in the Amenfi West district of the Western Region have poured onto the streets to protest against poor roads networks in the region.
The residents burned car tyres, chanted war songs and blocked the main Samreboi-Prestea road, leaving several commuters stranded.
“The demonstrators who spoke to the media had one clear message for the government: ‘no roads no vote.”
The Western Region has been Ghana's lead cocoa producer since 1984 but roads leading to the cocoa farms are generally bad.
At least 14 percent of Ghana's cocoa cash comes from the Western Region and farmers say the government must do more to fix deplorable roads.
Source: Kwame Konto Boateng/Joydaddymultimedia.com