ORGANISERS OF Ghana Cocoa Awards, Cocoa Post, have opened nominations for the fourth edition of the annual cocoa industry excellence rewards scheme.
Ghana Cocoa Awards is an initiative instituted to appreciate and highlight outstanding achievements by personalities and organisations in the cocoa value chain.
More than thirty organisations and individuals stand to be confirmed as finalists in the competitive categories, whereas three other personalities will be accorded honorary awards.
A press release signed by the Executive Director of Cocoa Post, Kojo Hayford, said the submission of nominations and entries is open from now till Friday, 14th October, 2022.
According to the statement, about 3 dozen organisations and individuals were rewarded in competitive categories while three distinguished personalities were singled out for honourary recognition during the 2021 edition.
The award categories cut across production, sustainability, internal marketing, technology and innovation, haulage and logistics, processing, manufacturing, artisanal value addition, consumption promotion, tourism, and media.
Others are Company, Business Leader, and Entrepreneur of the Year categories, Brands of the year, Cocoa Financing Institution and Insurance, Shipping, Lifetime Achievement, and Woman of Excellence award categories.
Award winners would be honoured at the Ghana Cocoa Dinner scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2022, at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra.
Executive Director of Cocoa Post, Kojo Hayford, said, “Despite global supply chain challenges due to COVID-19 and geopolitical events, the cocoa industry has demonstrated an appreciable level of resilience owing to the efforts by industry.”
“Ghana Cocoa Dinner offers the platform for leaders to take stock of the season gone by and share insights for the ensuing one while networking,” he added.
He commended the Ghana Cocoa Board for its unwavering quest to maintain quality standards along the value chain, the result of which is the production of world acclaimed premium quality Ghana cocoa.
BY Prince Fiifi Yorke