The General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU-Ghana) Solomon Kotei has inaugurated an eight-member Interim Executives of the Supreme Consultative Council of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD).
The ICU General Secretary implored the executives who are expected to assume office immediately to work and operate within the ambit of the law to ensure sanity and cooperation in order to develop the cocoa sector.
Mr. Solomon Kotei on Thursday, 9th March, 2017 sworn into office an eight member team as Interim Executives of the COCOBOD Supreme Consultative Council at Cocoa House, Accra to steer the affairs of the cocoa industry till proper elections are conducted to elect new executive members.
The council has Mr. Edward Okoh Ampofoh as Chairman and Amankwah Asare as the Secretary. Other members include: Samson Amoako, Samuel Owusu, and Maxwell Abaidoo. The rest are John Boakye, Ken Augustt (Advisor) and Theophilus Anohomah.
He advised executives of the union to focus and work for the good of workers, adding that, their appointment comes at a time when the cocoa industry is fraught with some agronomic and financial challenges.
Chairman of the Council, Edward Okoh Ampofo assured union members of his commitment to work tirelessly to ensure a unionized workforce to ensure sustainability of the cocoa sector. He also called for co-operation of management and workers in order to resuscitate and boost cocoa production.
The Interim Executives replace the outgone members who had outlived their term in office.
Executives of General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) and ICU were present at the event to support the executive members.