With barely three days to this year’s Valentine’s Day (chocolate day), the Kumasi branch of the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), Ghana’s chocolate producer has revealed it has run out of supply of the product.
According to Ashanti Regional Representative of the Company, Mr Augustine Apom, the company’s factory was experiencing some technical challenges, and that had affected the production.
A sample of an interview from the Kumasi market indicate the shortage was going to badly affect her business.
Mrs Philomena Osei (trader) said: “Chocolate and other related products including pebbles produced by the CPC tend to be in high demand during the month of February, and that was when they got good sales.”
February 14, every year, Saint Valentine’s Day, has been declared a “national chocolate day” by the Ghana government, to highlight the nutritional benefits of cocoa, an important cash crop, and to encourage people to consume more of cocoa products locally.