Fatima Ali

Madam Fatima Ali was born in 1981 and became a member of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers

Union (KKFU) in the year 2000.That same year she was elected as the Recorder of Alikrom Society. Alikrom can be found in the Western Region of Ghana, precisely in Akontombra District.

Madam Fatima Ali joined Kuapa Kokoo after completing her senior Secondary School education. Her decision to become a farmer was met with disparaging remarks from peers who saw farming as a backward profession. According to her most of her friends tried to talk her out of her decision to become a cocoa farmer because in their view, farming was the preserve of illiterates. “I must say that i was encouraged to join by the thought of farmers having a say in the way a company is managed actually intrigued me”.

Madam Fatima Ali was elected to become the president of Kuapa Kokoo during the 2014 elections held in August at KNUST, making her the second female president in succession and the youngest ever. She believes her decision to go into farming and choosing Kuapa has turned to be a very good decision. ”Never in my wildest dreams did I think of holding such a position. I am a woman and also very young but because of the training I have received from Kuapa Kokoo; I know that I can achieve anything that I put my mind to”

Madam Fatima Ali credits Kuapa for the improvements witnessed in her life and that of her community “thanks to Kuapa Kokoo, my society Alikrom has a borehole and for the past 12 years, we have been drinking clean water. Before we got this facility, we had to walk for miles to fetch water from a nearby stream.

”My ambition is to work assiduously for Kuapa to become better than I met it and to inspire the youth into farming.’’ It is also my wish that during my tenure of office, Kuapa will scale up the formation of women groups in all its operational districts’’

Fatima Ali advises all members and staff of Kuapa Kokoo to work effectively to improve the lives of the members of the Organization.