4 Presidents honoured for revamping cocoa industry

BY: Edmund Smith-Asante

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and three former Presidents were last Wednesday among 10 people honoured for their roles in revamping and keeping productive Ghana’s cocoa sector.

The three former Presidents who were also honoured with plaques and citations were Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor and Mr John Dramani Mahama.

While Mr Kufuor was present to receive his award, the first daughter of Flt Lt Rawlings, Dr Zanetor Rawlings received on behalf of his father. There was, however, no representative to receive the award on behalf of former President Mahama.

The awards were presented at the maiden edition of the Green Lecture series held by Kuapa Kokoo Co-operative Farmers and Marketing Union Ltd with the support of Millennium Promise Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which was chaired by Mr Kufuor.

Other recipients of awards for advancing the cause of the cocoa industry were the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Mrs Frema Osei-Opare.

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