ACCRA, Ghana – Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has called on the public to cherish Ghana’s cocoa and for that matter chocolate and other cocoa based products. She said it is important for the public to make it a habit to consume a bar of chocolate and sip cocoa drinks on daily basis in the home, work places and other social gathering as it is loaded with several nutritional benefits.
Mrs Afeku said this at the 2019 National Chocolate Day celebration organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), COCOBOD and Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), on Thursday, in Accra.
The event was held under the theme: “My chocolate experience”.
She said the National Chocolate Day was instituted in 2005, to give a healthy orientation to the celebration of valentine’s day and also boost the local consumption of made in Ghana chocolate and promote domestic tourism.
She said the unique event has become part of the tourism calendar of events and also a phenomenal activity in Ghana, fully endorsed by the Ministry, and it has impacted positively in the lives of many Ghanaians.
She said the Day has been set aside to promote the local consumption of chocolate and other cocoa based products and also make chocolate a gift of choice for valentine’s day.
“This will inculcate in us the need to patronize and help make the national chocolate day a dream come true.”