Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has launched the 2022 National Chocolate Week to celebrate and promote the consumption of chocolate in Ghana.
The event, which starts from February 12 to 22, 2022, is under the theme: “Eat Chocolate, Stay Healthy, Grow Ghana” and sub-themed “Our Chocolate, Our Health, Our Wealth”.
It is part of Ghana’s efforts to promote the domestic consumption of the country’s chocolate and other cocoa-based products.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who performed the official launching ceremony, charged Ghanaians to take advantage of the celebrations while helping to promote the local consumption of chocolate and other cocoa-based products.
The activities were outdoored at a ceremony in Mampong last Thursday, February 3, 2022.
The ceremony was attended by Deputy Tourism Minister Mark Okraku Mantey, Deputy Trade Minister Herbert Krapa, Board Chairman of COCOBOD Peter Mac Manu and the Executive Director of GTA Akwasi Agyeman.
Major activities of the National Chocolate Week Celebration include: Cocoa Health Walk on the Aburi Mountains on Saturday, February 5; Donation of Cocoa products to the Chief Imam on Friday, February 11 at the National Mosque as well as some churches on Sunday, February 13, 2022.
These two events will also be performed by GTA regional staff in their respective regions across the country.
Other activities include a float with the double-decker city tour coach (Auntie Dedei) through some principal streets in Accra to sensitise the public on the health and economic benefits of chocolate and other cocoa-based products, and also the need to embark on domestic tourism on Monday, February14, 2022.
There will be a durbar and exhibition of chocolate and cocoa-based products at the Chococity, Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout near the Accra Mall on Monday, February 14, 2022.
There will also be premiering at the SilverBird Cinemas of a Ghanaian movie, “Heroes of Africa, Tetteh Quarshie” as well as Chocolate Expo at Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.