The Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has inaugurated the management committees of Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) and Seed Production Division (SPD) at the Cocoa House in Accra, with a call on them to work hard to enhance the fortunes of the cocoa industry.
Mr. Aidoo said that he is optimistic the committee members will bring their vast expertise to bear on their work.
He indicated that the distribution of free hybrid seedlings is essential in replacing diseased or old cocoa trees that will be cut in the cocoa farm rehabilitation drive, and the cultivation of new farms.
The inauguration of the committees, made up of 11 members each, was to bring about marked improvement in the cocoa sector.
The SPD committee is chaired by Rev. Professor Hans Adu Dapaah and has the following as members: Mr. Charles Gyamfi, Dr. Emmanuel Agyemang Dwomoh, Dr. I. Y. Opoku, Mr. Samuel Amponsah, Mr. Vincent Okyere Akomeah, and Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Ahia Clottey. The rest are Mr. George Harrison, Dr. George Opoku, Mr. Nasiru Issaka, and Mr. Reginald Ofosu.
The CHED committee constitutes Mr. Joseph Gyamerah, Dr. Emmanuel Agyemang Dwomoh, Dr. I. Y. Opoku, Mr. Samuel Amponsah, Mr. Vincent Okyere Akomeah, and Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Ahia Clottey. The rest are Mr. Seth Akoto Osei, Rev. Abakah Ewusie, Mr. Nathaniel Ofori Acheampong, and Mrs. Paz Owusu Boakye. The committee is chaired by Rev. Professor Festus Kwabena Annor-Frimpong.