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COCOBOD signs $1.3bn loan to purchase cocoa beans next season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed a syndicated loan agreement of $1.3billion for the purchase of cocoa beans in the 2020/2021 crop season. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of COCOBOD, Mr Joseph Aidoo, explained that Ghana would receive the money when the agreement is signed, adding that cocoa farmers …

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Cocoa trees in Ghana owe $600m – Eric Opoku

The Akufo-Addo government has indebted Ghana’s cocoa trees to the tune of $600 million, opposition lawmaker Eric Opoku has said. The Asunafo South Constituency MP told Accra-based Asempa FM that: “For the first time in the history of cocoa in Ghana, the NPP government has used Ghana’s cocoa to go …

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Parliament approves $600m cocoa loan

Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 approved the $600-million loan agreement for the Cocoa Productivity Enhancement Project. Several initiatives such as mass cocoa-spraying exercises, agronomic support and input subsidies are expected to be undertaken under the project. The loan is sourced from AfDB. The House approved the loan through …

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