Posted on Oct 12, 2020 at 8:31 am
As the Ivorian presidential election approaches, the traditional opening ceremony for the cocoa harvest in Côte d’Ivoire has taken on the air of a political rally. During the national cocoa and chocolate days in early October, President Alassane Ouattara announced the price increase “ field edge », Paid to the planters, which will drop from 825 to 1,000 CFA francs per kilo. “ You can count on me », Declared the Head of State to the farmers on the spot who welcomed this announcement.
The Minister of Agriculture did not hesitate to use this announcement for the purposes of the presidential campaign: “ Go everywhere in your villages to announce the good news of President Ouattara’s candidacy », Said Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani. “ The president has done a lot for you, in return you owe him a duty of gratitude “, he added. These statements sparked applause, but also laughter, AFP said.