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Business News of Thursday, 21 February 2019

Source: COCOBOD

COCOBOD inaugurates Seed Production Division, CHED

The Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) Hon. 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.

Hon. Aidoo said that he was optimistic the committee members will bring their vast expertise to bear on their work.

Hon. Aidoo emphasized that the distribution of free hybrid seedlings was 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 eleven members each, to bring about marked improvement in the cocoa sector.

The SPD committee which is chaired by Rev. Professor Hans Adu Dapaah 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. Geaorge Opoku, Mr. Nasiru Issaka and Mr. Reginal 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.