Cocoa is Ghana

Ghana cocoa Board, COCOBOD has awarded five of its staff who participated in the “photo competition” as part of activities marking the 2020 National Chocolate Day. Dubbed, “my chocolate experience picture challenge”, the competition was aimed at encouraging staff to fully participate in the chocolate day celebrations to help promote local consumption. The award winners were selected based on the creative and natural nature of their photos which perfectly depicted the cocoa consumption story.

At a brief ceremony held in Accra, the Deputy Chief Executive in-charge of Operations, Dr. Emmanuel A. Opoku congratulated the awardees for their participation and support during the celebrations. He urged them to see themselves as ambassadors of cocoa consumption and continue to contribute their quota to complement COCOBOD’s campaign for increased cocoa consumption in the country.

“Now that you have been awarded, don’t stop here, go and preach the gospel of cocoa consumption wherever you find yourselves and bring more people on board for the coming years’, he said.

The Senior Public Affairs Manager, Mr. Fiifi Boafo also extended his warmest appreciation to the award winners for making the chocolate Day a success. He said there was an urgent need to promote the cocoa consumption agenda adding that, any increment in the consumption of cocoa-based products would lead to an increase in demand and supply, and this would have a positive effect on local processing.

The five awardees are Mr. Stephen Okofoh-Poku, Deputy Human Resource Manager of the Quality Cocoa Company, Ms. Alberta Asante-Larbi, Accounts Officer. The rest are Rex Omar, Mercy Brown Gaisie and Israh Alidu all national service personnel of the Board.

The awardees, who were presented with assorted cocoa products, were grateful for the opportunity and pledged their support and commitment to the cocoa consumption drive.