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The District Manager of the Cocoa Merchant Company at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region, Mr Randy Nkrumah, has warned marketing clerks to stop exploiting farmers through the manipulation of weighing scales.

Mr Nkrumah spoke about the concerns of cocoa farmers in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Duakwa after a general meeting with marketing clerks from licensed cocoa-buying companies and other chief farmers in the area.

The meeting was aimed at preparing participants for the opening of the 2014/2015 cocoa season. It also sought to find solutions to complaints from some chief farmers that some clerks were manipulating their weighing scales to cheat them.

The district manager pointed out that it was a criminal offence for clerks to tamper with weighing scales with the intention to cheat poor farmers. He said the Ghana Standards Authority would not relent in its efforts to apprehend any clerk who indulged in the unacceptable practice.

It is unfortunate that unregistered broker supper purchasing clerks in the remotest villages resort to adjusting their scales illegally, he said.
Source: GNA

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