The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has sponsored three National Best Cocoa Farmers for 2017 to the United Kingdom on a familiarisation tour of cocoa processing facilities and other related events. The tour forms part of COCOBOD’s award package for its award-winning farmers.
Farmers who made the trip included Mr. Osman Yakubu, 2017 Overall National Best Cocoa Farmer from Sefwi Boako district in the north of Western Region; Madame Cecilia Danso, also from the Sefwi Boako district, and Mr. Philip Essien from Twifo Praso district in the Central Region.
The farmers, who were accompanied by some officials from the Public Affairs Department of COCOBOD, will be away for two weeks.
As part of the activities drawn up by the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Company (UK) Ltd., the team will visit Ghana International Bank (GIB) in London to learn at first hand operations of the bank where proceeds of sales from Ghana’s cocoa are received.
Mr. Richard Agbenu, General Manager-Business Development of the bank, on welcoming the farmers briefed them about its operations.
The team was conducted around the banking facilities after the briefing by Mr. Agbenu and Mr. Abrar Ahmed, Head-Trade Finance Operations.