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WE WILL HELP TO PROCESS GREATER PERCENTAGE OF GHANA'S RAW COCOA BEANS

Dr. Stephen Opuni

Story by Joe Obeng Yeboah


The Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board, who doubles as Chairman of the seven member newly constituted Board of the Cocoa Marketing Company, (GH) Limited, Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni has promised that under his chairmanship,the new board will identify Strategies needed to ensure that " greater percentage of Ghana's raw cocoa beans is processed locally".He made this known during his acceptance speech as the Chairman of the seven member Board of Directors of Cocoa Marketing company (GH) Ltd, at the Ministry of Finance And Economic Planning in Accra. According to him, activities such as off-loading, processing of documents and shipment Operations which are delayed translates into extra cost to stakeholders such as hauliers, LBC's and shipping companies, hence the resolve of the new board to support efforts of Cocobod Management to formulate policies and guidelines for efficient operations of Cocoa Marketing Company. "It is for this reason that I am particularly happy with the array of expertise put together to oversee the activities of CMC", he noted. Dr. Opuni revealed that notwithstanding that there is a semblance of modern and automated system such as the use of forklift,stackers,conveyor belts,reach-stackers and weigh bridges at the take over centers, their effective usage is not what one can be proud of.He pledged that the new board will support the Management of CMC to bring about the necessary improvement in the Company's operations. He noted that much as mechanisation is good for CMC's Operations, it will not necessary lead to the realization of expected results and therefore called on the workers of CMC to complement that of the board through forward looking attitudinal change." We as a board, will fashion out polices that will help CMC realize its goals" he promised. He thanked the prosident, John Dramani Mahan for the confidence reposed in the new board.Other members of the board are Mr. Jacob Ofosu-Koree,Dr. Hennery Wampah, Louis Katherine Nartey,Mr. Maurice Tanco Abisa Seidu, Mr. Kwabena B. Oku Asare and Mr. Yaw Boateng Gyan.

Contact Details

Cocoa Marketing Company (gh) Ltd
Post Office Box 1017
Room 302, Cocoa House/
Accra, Ghana.

Tel
0233-21-668281/668352/ 668464
Fax
0233-21-665076/667058
E-mail
info@cocoamarketing.com