- The Cocoa Marketing Board, COCOBOD, is worried about the recent news about China exporting cocoa to Belgium
- The Public Affairs Manager of COCOBOD said this is an issue which Ghana should be concerned about
- He said it can have adverse effects on the Ghanaian cocoa industry if some measures are not implemented
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The Cocoa Marketing Board, COCOBOD, is worried about the recent news about China exporting cocoa to Belgium.
The Public Affairs Manager of COCOBOD, Fiifi Boafo, said this is an issue which Ghana should be concerned about.
Speaking in an interview on Citi FM, Fiifi Boafo said it can have adverse effects on the Ghanaian cocoa industry if some measures are not implemented.
He also raised concerns as to whether or not China would not be able to produce cocoa in large quantities as he felt the climate temperature would not be sustainable for the cocoa to grow well in China.
... generally, it grows in places where you have for example between 10 degrees north and 10 degrees south of the equator where the climate temperature ranges between 18-32 degrees Celsius with rainfall of about 1500 mm to about 2000 mm.”
China is reported to have exported to Belgium its first batch of cocoa beans weighing 500 kg worth about $3,600.
The batch of cocoa is reported to have been produced in Xinglong, a township of Hainan with a tropical climate.
In other news, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has released the much-anticipated timetable for power outages in Accra as part of projects to “improve power supply reliabilities and system voltages.”
In this regard, the Pokuase Bulk Supply Point (BSP) which nears completion will require a tie-in to GRIDCO’s 330kv transmission line.
“This exercise will require a complete shutdown of the 330kv line thereby affecting power reliability to the main Mallam BSP,” ECG stated in a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh.
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