Ghana to domestically process 50% of cocoa produce, to use US$600m AfDB facility in enhancing processing capacity

GHANA – Ghana, the second largest producer of cocoa in the world, has reiterated its commitment towards locally processing half of the cocoa that it produces. The Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo echoed the government’s stand after holding a closed-door meeting with Executive Directors of AfDB at the COCOBOD headquarters, in Accra. According to the Public Affairs Manager of Cocobod, Mr. Fiifi Boafo, the meeting was a precursor to the final processes for the disbursement of the US$600m AfDB credit facility to finance crucial projects…

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Barry Callebaut inaugurates new solar energy facility in its Ghanaian factory

GHANA – Barry Callebaut, a leading international chocolate manufacturer and one of the leading processors of cocoa in Ghana, has officially inaugurated its newly installed solar generation facility in the factory in Tema. The installation of the 504 KWp kilowatt peak (KWp) solar farm forms part of several initiatives by the company aimed at reducing its carbon footprint in its operations. Jo Thys, Vice President of Barry Callebaut Cocoa, Africa Region, indicated that the installation of the renewable energy facility is timely considering the effect on climate change which is…

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