President Akufo-Addo launches Cocoa Farmers’ pension scheme

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 1st December 2020, launched a pension scheme for the country’s 1.5 million cocoa famers. According to President Akufo-Addo, “the Pension Scheme will enable cocoa farmers to make voluntary contributions towards their retirement, whilst COCOBOD makes a supplementary contribution on behalf of the farmers as […]

COCOBOD determined to end scale adjustments with electronic sealable weighing scales

To stop the illegal adjustments of scales used to weigh cocoa beans at sheds (cocoa purchasing and weighing points) run by Licenced Buying Companies (LBCs), the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) will distribute tamper-proof electronic sealable weighing scales to LBCs. The new electronic scales were recommended by the Ghana Standards Authority, following an inspection of the […]

Cocoa roads in danger if cocoa farms are given to galamseyers-Cocobod CEO sounds alarm

Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo has cautioned cocoa farmers that giving up their farms to galamsey operators will negatively affect COCOBOD’s capacity to build cocoa roads and continue with other development projects in cocoa farming communities. Beyond its business of regulating Ghana’s cocoa industry and marketing cocoa beans, COCOBOD undertakes […]