PanAvest Intercontinental, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ecobank and other essential companions, have dialogued on cocoa’s essential function as a crucial commodity for the progress of the Ghana Beyond Assist agenda.
The dialogue took location at a historic summit held at Ecobank Head Place of work in Accra on June 8.
Sector players, personal and public sector executives attended this very first-at any time sectorial-concentrated breakfast summit, which explored existing Cocoa Market trends, procedures, options and threats.
This fostered a healthy dialogue and debate on the industry’s extensive-time period enhancement and explored prosperity development aspirations for Ghanaians.
Running less than the theme, “From Bean Producer to Major Chocolate Exporter: Relocating Ghana Over and above Aid”, the Government Insights Collection Cocoa Offer Chain Summit was largely successful.
The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, addressing the summit indicated that “As Ghana continues to go after the realisation of a Ghana Beyond Assist, the highway to improved industrialisation gets even additional important.”
The Cocoa Industry, he said, has an essential part to play specifically if we start to shift our export agenda from raw materials to price-included products and solutions”
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto also pointed out that the benefit that chocolate output has for neighborhood economic advancement, job creation and a movement Beyond Aid can be transformational for the nation.
Professor Douglas Boateng, the PanAvest Worldwide CEO and Offer Chain Management skilled for industrialisation, spoke on the possibilities for very long phrase indigenous worth addition, governance, career and prosperity development in the Cocoa Field.
Supplying further more insight on the matter matter, he claimed, “The Cocoa Business has a long heritage in Ghana.
As a significant export commodity, Ghana need to discover approaches to increase the sustainability of this business by harnessing the ability of source chain management practices. This is imperative if the country is to move absent from becoming a pure bean producer to becoming a renowned chocolate exporter”.
The Cocoa Offer Chain Summit introduced alongside one another business authorities, high net value men and women and influential persons and companies hoping to maximise the alternatives that an improved supply chain practice will have on the Cocoa sector and Ghana as a entire. The cost-free and by invitation only breakfast Summit was hosted by Ecobank, the Pan African Bank.
Mr Dan Sackey, Controlling Director of Ecobank Ghana, talking at the party also indicated that “Ecobank is very pleased to associate with PanAvest Intercontinental and to be involved with the Ministry of Agriculture at this exceptional Summit”.
He concluded that the transformation of the Cocoa sector has prevalent implications for the Agricultural sector, Ghana’s financial system and modern society as a full.