Ghana Cocoa Awards: 82 nominees shortlisted for 2nd Networking and Awards Gala Night in November

The Ghana Cocoa Awards secretariat has announced for the information of the general public in press release that 82 award nominees have been shortlisted for the 2nd Ghana Cocoa Awards. Here is full release:

Accra Ghana (26 October 2020) – From a total of 155 entries received for the 2020 edition of the annual Ghana Cocoa Awards, 82 nominees have been shortlisted for the 2nd Networking and Awards Gala Night on 14th November 2020 at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra Ghana.

The eminent Advisory and Awarding Board, chaired by Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, is presently assessing the finalist entries to deliver the ultimate winners for all categories. The winners will be announced exclusively at the Gala Night, which commences at 7PM prompt.

The Ghana Cocoa Awards secretariat hereby announces for the information of the general public that 82 award nominees have been shortlisted for the 2nd Ghana Cocoa Awards, which comes off Saturday 14 November 2020 at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra Ghana.

The finalists are drawn from a total of 155 entries filed by individuals, groups and organisations operating within the Ghana cocoa industry.

The Awards are made up of 31 competitive categories including Agro Input, Ecotourism, Research, Production, Internal Marketing, Cocoa Financing, Processing, Artisanal Value Addition, Innovation, Journalism, Sustainability and Leadership.

A number of individuals and organisations will also be accorded Special Recognition in leadership and COVID19 Humanitarian efforts.

This year, two distinguished private sector actors qualified with very strong bids for the coveted Cocoa Personality of the Year honour currently held by the Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board, Honourable Joseph Boahen Aidoo.

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The second annual Networking and Awards Gala Night of Ghana Cocoa Awards (GCA) will be chaired by former Member of the Council of State and Presidential Adviser, His Majesty Ehunabobrim Prah Agyensaim VI, King of Owirenkyi Traditional Area (Assin Kushea) in the Central Region.

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Mr. Yofi Grant, is Guest Speaker.

The Special Guest of Honour for this year’s event dubbed the COVID19 Resilience Edition is the Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board, Honourable Joseph Boahen Aidoo.

Ghana Cocoa Awards 2020 is on theme “The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Prospects and Opportunities for Ghana’s Cocoa.”

As a curtain raiser, the Golden Pod Emporium, an upmarket ’pop-up’ mini-mart to showcase an array of the finest Ghanaian and African cocoa products will open in the foyer of the ballroom from 6PM to dovetail into the Awards ceremony.

This organised in partnership with Know Your Cocoa Foundation (KYCF) and the Cocoapreneurship Institute of Ghana (CIG).

GCA is an independent industry awards scheme designed to spotlight and celebrate innovation, achievement and excellence, while offering an unparalleled platform for networking in the Ghana cocoa value chain.

Ghana Cocoa Awards is a concept of VC Media and supported by ECOM Ghana and AMP Logistics Ghana Limited.

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We recognise by this initiative that it is the hard work and dedication of the Ghanaian cocoa farmer working in concert with the sector regulator – Ghana Cocoa Board – and industry that delivers the peerless world-acclaimed premium quality Ghana Cocoa, hence this initiative to recognise and honour outstanding achievements.

The cocoa sector accounts for 2.5% of Ghana’s GDP, 25% of foreign exchange earnings and offers millions of jobs including livelihood for about 800,000 farming families.

The impact of Ghana cocoa’s US$2billion forex receipt injected into the economy annually is felt in areas such as budget finance, infrastructure, education, health and nutrition, among others.

Signed.

KOJO HAYFORD

Founder/Event Director

Congratulations to all nominees!

2ND GHANA COCOA AWARDS NOMINEES & HONOREES

FINALISTS – COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

  1. AGRO INPUT BRAND OF THE YEAR

COCOA NTI FERTILIZER (AMG LTD)

COCOA AHOƆDEN FERTILIZER (CHOBI GHANA)

ROCKSTAR (CROP DOCTOR LIMITED)

OMNIFERT COCOA ADUANE (OMNIFERT LIMITED)

SIDALCO FERTILIZER & AGROCHEMICALS (SIDALCO LTD)

YARA COCOA FERTILIZER (YARA GHANA)

  1. AGRO INPUT COMPANY OF THE YEAR

AGRICULTURAL MANUFACTURING GROUP (AMG) LTD

CROP DOCTOR LTD

ECO INDEX AGRO SOLUTIONS LTD

OMNIFERT LIMITED

YARA GHANA

  1. ARTISANAL VALUE ADDITION COMPANY OF THE YEAR

DECOKRAFT LIMITED

ADANSI SWEET COMPANY LTD

SWEETHUB CONFECTIONERY

  1. APPROTECH INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

AGRIFIX PRUNER AND HARVESTER

  1. BEVERAGE OF THE YEAR

CADBURY RICHOCO

  1. BRAND OF THE YEAR

CADBURY RICHOCO

CHOBI GHANA

NICHE CONFECTIONERY

SWEET HUB CONFECTIONERY

  1. CEO OF THE YEAR

ERNEST AKWASI APPIAH – AMG

MICHAEL ZORMELO – OMNIFERT

OHENEBA OFORI BOATENG – ECO INDEX AGRO SOLUTIONS

RAHUL GOPINATH – ECOM GHANA

YAW WIREKO KYEI – CHOCOMAC

  1. CHOCOLATE BRAND OF THE YEAR

ADANSI CHOCOLATE

COCOBYTES CHOCOLATE

DECOKRAFT CHOCOLATE

NICHE CHOCOLATE

  1. COCOA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

RAHUL GOPINATH (CEO, ECOM GHANA)

YAA PEPRAH AMEKUDZI (HEAD, COCOA LIFE GHANA)

  1. COMPANY OF THE YEAR

AGRICULTURAL MANUFACTURING GROUP LTD

CHOCOMAC GHANA LTD

ECOM GHANA

KOA – TASTE COCOA GHANA

NICHE COCOA INDUSTRY LTD

OMNIFERT LIMITED

SIDALCO LIMITED

  1. CONSUMPTION PROMOTION AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

DR. EDWARD AMPORFUL

KWAKU TEMENG

  1. CONSUMPTION PROMOTION ORGANISATION

NATIONAL FOOD BUFFER STOCK COMPANY (NAFCO)

  1. ECOTOURISM PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

BIOKO TREATS

OHENE COCOA ECOTOURISM

  1. ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

AKUA OBENEWAA DONKOR – DECOKRAFT

EDMUND POKU – NICHE COCOA INDUSTRY

MICHAEL ZORMELO – OMNIFERT

  1. FARM IMPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

AGRIFIX PRUNER AND HARVESTER

SHARP POWER 4T SLASHER & PRUNER

  1. FARMER COOPERATIVE OF THE YEAR

ASUNAFO NORTH COOPERATIVE COCOA FARMERS

BIA WEST COOPERATIVE COCOA FARMERS

KUKUOM COOPERATIVE COCOA FARMERS

  1. FINANCING INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR

AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT BANK

STANBIC BANK GHANA

  1. HAULAGE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

AMP LOGISTICS (GH) LTD

KITEKO GHANA LTD

  1. LOGISTICS COMPANY OF THE YEAR

AMP LOGISTICS (GH) LTD

KITEKO GHANA LTD

  1. JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

DR. EDWARD AMPORFUL – COCOBOD

EDWARD ADJEI FRIMPONG – B&FT

KWETEY NARTEY – JOY NEWS

RIDWAN KARIM DINI OSMAN – GHOne TV

  1. LEADING LICENSED BUYING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

AGROECOM GHANA LIMITED

  1. PROMISING LICENSED BUYING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

UNICOM COMMODITIES GHANA LTD

  1. MARKETING PERSON OF THE YEAR

DOMINIC DONKOH – OMNIFERT LIMITED

  1. NGO OF THE YEAR

MEDA GHANA

OTUMFUO-AGROECOM MOBILE LEARNING PROJECT (OAMLP)

SEND GHANA

  1. ORGANIC FERTILIZER BRAND OF THE YEAR

BEGREEN-F ORGANIC FERTILIZER

CHOBI NATURAL ORGANIC FERTILIZER

  1. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION OF THE YEAR

ROBERT AUSTIN – MEDA GHANA

  1. OUTSTANDING PROCESSING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

CHOCOMAC GHANA

NICHE COCOA INDUSTRY

  1. PROMISING PROCESSING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

CHOCOMAC GHANA

WEST AFRICA MILLS COMPANY LTD (WAMCO)

  1. TECHNOLOGY FOR COCOA VALUE CHAIN

eMPOWER

FARMLOGICS

KOA

MEDA GHANA

SHARP POWER 4T PRUNER & SLASHER

  1. SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

COCOA LIFE GHANA

ECOM GHANA

KOA – TASTE COCOA GHANA

MEDA GHANA

  1. SUSTAINABILITY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

RAHUL GOPINATH (CEO, ECOM GHANA)

YAA PEPRAH AMEKUDZI (HEAD, COCOA LIFE GHANA)

SPECIAL AWARDS

  1. NATIONAL BEST COCOA FARMER 2019

ERNEST SARKODIE

  1. WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE – BUSINESS

REV. DR. GIFTY LAMPTEY (CEO, SIDALCO LIMITED)

  1. WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE – RESEARCH

DR. ESTHER GYEDU-AKOTO (PRINCIPAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST, CRIG)

  1. EXPORT PROMOTION PERSONALITY

DR. AFUA ASABEA ASARE (CEO, GEPA)

  1. EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP – HAULAGE

TARZAN ENTERPRISE

  1. EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP – COCOA FINANCING

DR. JOHN KOFI MENSAH (MD, ADB)

  1. COVID19 HERO

WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION

  1. COVID19 HERO

ECOM GHANA

  1. COVID19 HERO

MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL

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