ACCRA, The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is poised to attain the one-million-tonne cocoa production level this year, according to Dr Frank Amoah, the Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG).
He said it has taken 70 years for cocoa production in Ghana to hit its target of the one million tonnes and he urged all quarters, especially the staff of Cocobod to scale up their efforts to ensure that the target is achieved.
Dr Amoah, who was addressing the closing ceremony of the annual delegate’s conference of the Cocobod Senior Staff Association (COSSA) at Bunso in Eastern Province, on Thursday, said there were many leakages in the cocoa production chain which must be dealt with.
The senior staff of Cocobod had a critical role to play in supporting management to enhance the image of the borad in terms of reaching the one-million-tonne target.
The three-day conference was held under the theme: “Repositioning Cocobod to improve productivity: Role of the senior staff” and was attended by delegates from all the units and subsidiaries of Cocobod, including the CRIG and the Cocoa College.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK