COCOBOD celebrates Chiraa Cocoa Farmers
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) as part of activities to mark the celebration of 2023 National Chocolate Day reached out to Members of the Adasuoko Cocoa Farmers’ Co-operative and Marketing Society in Chiraa in the Sunyani West District of the Bono Region of Ghana with assorted cocoa products.
In his opening remarks, the Regional Administrator of COCOBOD Michael Asumanu thanked the farmers for their contribution to the sustenance of the cocoa industry. He noted that much as cocoa farmers played a major role in the production of cocoa; it was unfortunate that most of them did not have access to cocoa products.Subscribe
He highlighted the health benefits of cocoa and added that the government instituted chocolate day to help promote the consumption of cocoa and urged the farmers to consume the products in order to also benefit from their toil.
In his address to the farmers, he noted that “COCOBOD appreciates your hard work and on a day typically reserved to express love, COCOBOD deemed it right to reach out to you to express our love to you, for your hard work and dedication to the production of Cocoa and to encourage you to consume what you produce in order to fully benefit from your hard work” he further noted that COCOBOD would do everything possible to support the farmers to ensure higher yields every year. He mentioned some productivity enhancement programmes in place to increase cocoa yield and urged the farmers to embrace these programmes to ensure higher yields.
On his part, the Deputy Regional Manager of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division of COCOBOD, Mr Kingsford Kakutey thanked the farmers for their commitment to cocoa farming and urged them to allow their farms to be pruned to ensure higher yields and support from COCOBOD at all times. Mr Maxwell Agyebeng, the Regional Accounts Manager for COCOBOD praised the co-operative Farmers and congratulated them for availing their farms for COCOBOD programmes. He noted that the farmers were selected for this presentation because of their hard work and encouraged them to be happy for the recognition from COCOBOD.
The Chairman of the Adasuoko Cocoa Farmers’ Co-operative and Marketing Society, Asante- Korang Krobea expressed the appreciation of the society to COCOBOD for the recognition on Chocolate Day and asked for more of such surprises from COCOBOD.