His royal Majesty, the Okyehene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II paid a working visit to the headquarters of Yayra Glover LTD at Suhum in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The visit formed part of the king’s tour of businesses and chiefdoms of his dominion in the Eastern Region.
His Royal Majesty was accompanied by Osaberema Ayeh Kofi, Omanhene of Suhum, Osaberema Asamoah Asare Ampofo, chief of Amanase, Nana Boa-Asare Atakora Ansah, chief of Apeatu and elders of Okyeman.
A colorful durbar of chiefs and people of Okyeman was held at Suhum to climax his tour, during which the rich and long-preserved cultural heritage of Okyeman was showcased.
During the king’s visit to Yayra Glover LTD, the CEO of the company, Mr. Yayrator Glover conducted the Okyehene round the flagship experimental plots of the company to see some exotic crops and plants that were grown as a proof of concept that such crops could be grown in commercial quantities to improve livelihood of cocoa farmers.
The king was impressed with the agricultural project of the company and urged Mr. Glover to continue his good works to create job opportunities to impact the lives of residents in the community.
In an address, Mr. Glover said the king’s visit was stimulus for the company’s campaign to protect the environment, an activity that the Okyehene has been promoting long time before he ascended the great Ofori Panyin Stool.
This friendship will be built on mutual respect and promote socio-economic and cultural development of the people and business enterprises in Okyeman.”
“Here in Suhum, we are building a multi-million-dollar Competent Centre of Excellence to train people capable to produce exotic, and native non-traditional crops to be processed for export. This will create ripple effect in the community and prove that farmers cannot solely depend on cocoa production but also engage in other alternative livelihoods,”