08 August 2017

Veep asked manufactures to add value Ghana’s cocoa

The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has charged Ghanaians manufactures to add value to Ghana’s cocoa.

During an unannounced visit to the Tema Free Zone Enclave on Tuesday, the Vice           President said the government is particularly interested in encouraging value addition, as this would likely provide more product lines thereby creating jobs and growing the economy.

Dr. Bawumia indicated that, government will continue to do all in its power to provide a conducive environment for industry to grow and for the establishment of new companies.

The Vice President promised to look into their concerns and engage the appropriate stakeholders for a speedy solution.

The Managing Director of Niche Cocoa Industry Limited, Mr Edmund Poku, appealed for greater financial support for companies in the cocoa processing industry to help them buy more beans for processing and expansion.

He also appealed for a discount from the Ghana Cocoa Board for the main cocoa crop season, and also indicated that the factory, which runs 24 hours seven days a week, pays a higher tariff than the figure announced by the Electricity Company of Ghana.




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