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Callighana Supports 2021 Ghana Cocoa Summit

Calli Ghana Limited (Callighana), a subsidiary of United Phosphorus Limited (UPL), has partnered Cocoa Post as a sponsor of the 2021 Ghana Cocoa Summit, slated for 12 November 2021.

They add to the tall list of partners for the maiden edition of the event happening under the auspices of Ghana Cocoa Board, the industry regulator.

The 2021 Summit is on the theme ‘Exploring Agribusiness Opportunities in Ghana’s Cocoa Value Chain for Jobs and Wealth Creation’ and will be moderated by Bernard Avle, Host of Citi Breakfast Show.

It will assemble industry captains, accomplished entrepreneurs and researchers to share tips and insights on agribusiness prospects in the local cocoa sector and challenge local investors to take advantage of them.

The Summit is also aimed at consolidating the ongoing conversations around the urgent need to churn out more jobs and wealth creation opportunities in direct response to the bulging youth unemployment figures, as well as, job losses and attendant economic hardship occasioned by the COVID19 pandemic.

Cocoa Entrepreneurs to tell Stories

The Managing Editor of Cocoa Post, organisers of the event, Kojo Hayford said, “the 2021 Ghana Cocoa Summit, the first in the series, will line up the Ghanaian cocoa industry’s successful entrepreneurs to share their success stories to inspire the youth to wake up to the emerging wealth creation opportunities the sector has to offer.”

Speakers include a Deputy Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board, in charge of Operations, Dr Emmanuel Opoku; the Founder and Managing Director of Niche Cocoa Industry Limited, Edmund Poku; and serial entrepreneur and CEO of AMP Logistics Ltd, Joe Forson.

Also sharing the high-level platform are the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Enterprises Agency, Anna Armo-Himbson, and rural prosperity advocate and Ghana Country Director for Swiss-multinational firm ECOM Agroindustrial Corp, Muhammadu Muzzamil.

The Executive Secretary of Cote d’Ivoire-Ghana Cocoa Initiative, Alex Assanvo, is the Keynote Speaker.

Passionate About Sustainability

“As a key player in the industry, we are passionate about the sustainability and growth of the cocoa industry, so we see the idea to bring together all stakeholders in the cocoa value chain to discuss emerging issues of relevance as a step in the right direction hence our decision to sponsor the maiden Ghana Cocoa summit this year,” Bernard Okutu, Managing Director of Callighana, said.

He added, “we are also not oblivious of the huge business opportunities including publicity that such a gathering present and the ensuing benefits that will accrue to the growth of our business. With such events being organized, I am very optimistic about the prospects for the cocoa industry, and I look forward to the event leaving up to our expectation.”

Since its incorporation in 2003, Callighana has been involved in the importation and distribution of agrochemical inputs, spraying and micro drip irrigation equipment as well as providing its valued partners with technical support and training on safe handling and use of agrochemicals through its flagship program called Nguso Papa.

Callighana operates through key distributors with the support of our sales team across the country, Commercial farms, Government Tenders and its Showrooms in Kumasi and in Accra.

The company’s vision is to be an icon for technological growth and innovation, and prides itself in changing the game to make every single food product more sustainable.

Kojo Hayford
Source Cocoa Post
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