2,600 delegates to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Kuapa Kokoo elected Christina Ohene Agyare as new president of the cocoa farmers’ cooperative in Ghana. Ms Agyare is fifty-one and owns an eleven acre cocoa farm in the the Kwabeng Society in the Atiwa District, Eastern Region of the country. She is one of five women elected to the national executive of the cooperative at the AGM. She succeeds PCK Buah and her terms runs until 2014. Previously, she served as treasurer and recorder of her local society.
Ms. Agyare takes over a cooperative of 45,000 farmers that has produced and delivered 28,000 tons of cocoa. The cooperative also owns 45 percent of the fairtrade chocolate maker Divine Chocolate in the UK. For more information, check the story are Divine’s website.
Sophie Tranchell, Managing Director of Divine Chocolate said in a press release: “Ayekoo! We congratulate Christiana on her election as the first woman President of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Union and very much look forward to working closely with her in growing Divine, Kuapa’s chocolate company. We would also like to thank Mr. Buah and the outgoing members of the NEC who have worked diligently for last 4 years, listening to the membership, introducing a new constitution and leading Kuapa through a challenging period., and for Mr Buah’s welcome influence on Divine business.”
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