Thursday, April 7, 2011


Three members of staff from the Kuapa Kokoo Company Limited who are due for retirement have been rewarded by the company for their dedicated service to the company over the years.
The programme is the first ever event to be organized for workers who have gone on retirement since the company started operating some sixteen years ago.
The retirees who included Mr. James Nsowah, Oheneba Kwabi and C.O. Mintah were awarded at a colourful send off ceremony at the forecourts of KKL headquarters in Kumasi on Friday, 11th March 2011.
The retirees; Messers Mintah, Nsowah and Oheneba Kwabi served the company from 2002, 2003, 2004 to 2011 respectively.       
Speaking at the ceremony, Managing Director of Kuapa Kokoo Limited, Mr. Kwasi Aduse Poku called on staff of the company to eschew the get rich attitude most employees adopt and rather emulate the shining examples of the three who showed loyalty and dedication to duty.
According to him, being dedicated and loyal to the company is more rewarding than trying to embezzle the company’s monies and resources, an attitude fast permeating the fabric of our present society.
‘’You will agree with me that if any of the three we are honouring exhibited such behavior, we won’t be here today’’, he said.
He commended the three retirees for the enormous contributions they made towards the development of the company and also reminded them that although they are officially on retirement, they were still a part of the company and their ideas were still welcome.
On his part, the Executive Director of the Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union, Mr. Emmanuel Kwabena Arthur reiterated the call made on staff members to stay loyal and work harder for Kuapa to move forward.
He was hopeful that subsequent events would see more improvement. Mr Arthur expressed delight at the institution of rewarding retiring employees by the management of KKL.
President of KKFU Madame Christiana Ohene Agyare who was also present promised to ensure that this laudable innovation continues during her tenure. She supported the idea of the creation of welfare fund for the employees. 
Each of the three retirees was awarded with two sets of parcels each and an undisclosed amount of money.
The retirees took turns to express their gratitude to both management and staff members for recognizing their efforts and for honouring them in that manner.
They were hopeful that this gesture would serve as a motivation for staff members to give off their best so that if they retire in future, they would also enjoy the same privilege if not better.
They promised to continue supporting the company with relevant ideas and suggestions whenever the need arises.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kuapa Member Wins Regional Award

Mr. Dzogbese poses for the Cameras with his Certificate
Mr Nicholas K. Dzogbese a member of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) has won the Regional Best Farmer award.

The Kuapa member who is based at the Asempanaye District in the Western Region of Ghana was awarded the Western Regional Best Farmer for the year 2010.

According to the 52 year old Dzogbese , he took to farming at the age of 32 and has benefitted a lot from the farming business. He describes farming as a very lucrative proffession saying ''it is through farming that I have been able to cater for my children's education and even supports other needy children in my village''.

He became a member of KKFU in 1996/97. Since he joined Kuapa Kokoo he has expanded his farm size and during the last cocoa season, was able to produce 855 bags of cocoa to win the Regional Best Cocoa Farmer for the 2010/11 season.

Mr. Dzogbese advised the youth not to disregard farming as only good for the older generation and illiterates but take farming as a noble and profitable profession.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Oheneba Kwabi Goes on Retirement.

Management and staff of Kuapa Kokoo last month, 23rd December, 2010 joined the Communication Department of the company to pay homage and honour to Mr Oheneba Kwabi the Quality Officer and the acting Project Officer when the latter organized a send off party to the man who has served the Union since 2004.
Mr Kwabi born in 21st November, 1950 was first stationed at Wassaw Akropong in the Central region as the Research and Development Officer (RDO) when he joined Kuapa. In 2006, he was moved to the Head Office where worked under the supervision of Mr Agyei Gyan and Mrs Mabel Addy.
He later on became the Quality Officer and also acted as the Project Officer, a position he held till his retirement. Recounting some of his experiences at Kuapa during the send off party, Oheneba Kwabi recounted an incident that occurred at Asankragua when circumstances forced him to push the vehicle he was travelling while it was raining.
Oheneba Yaw Kwabi heaped praises on all Kuapa staff especially Mr. Agyei Gyan whom he says he learnt a lot from and Mr. Emmanuel K. Arthur the Executive Director of KKFU, for his open and analytical criticism.
On his achievement in charge of projects, he mentioned the building of School Block and Teachers Quarters at Amankwatia in the Offinso District, KVIP at Twifo Wamanso, Cornmill installation at Awaham as some projects he undertook.
He advice the staff of Kuapa Kokoo not to engage in divisive tendencies but to strive to love and support each other whilst ensuring that Kuapa move ahead.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kuapa Democracy Commended.

Mr Ben Dapaah Board Member of Kuapa Kokoo Limited ((KKL) has highly commended members of Kuapa KokooFarmersUnion (KKFU) for conducting a healthy and successful election to elect new leaders for the Union.
He expressed  amazement at the level of understanding and maturity exhibited by the rank and file during and after the elections. He continued that there were times in the run- up to the elections he and some stakeholders feared the whole exercise would degenerate into violence or would be marred by court injunction.
According to the Mr Dapaah, the prospect looks very bright for Kuapa Kokoo with the kind of structures and the unique democratic tendecies akin to KKFU. The KKL board member gave the above thumbs up to Kuapa during the handing over ceremony organised to transfer power from the P.C.K. Buah administration to the Ohene Agyare led Executives.
Mr Dapaah praised the old administration for courageously guarding the interest of KKFU and making it attractive as well as getting international recognition.He urged the newly elected National Executive Council (NEC) continue any good policies initiated by the old administration. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


A close view of the Monument in Kumasi
Kuapa Kokoo has built a cocoa monument in the center of Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana to honour cocoa farmers in Ghana. The project which cost the union over Forty Thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢40,000.00) was initiated as part of the Kumasi beautification project started by the city authorities.

The Union extended its developmental projects of building and managing schools,providing wells, boreholes, corn-mills, toilets,etc. to being the first cocoa marketing company to erect a monument in honour of the country's industrious cocoa farmers who contribute immensely towards to economic growth of Ghana.

Unveiling the bronze-made monument on 3rd August 2010, Mr Samuel Sarpong the Chief Executive of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly applauded Kuapa Kokoo for its vision and foresight. ''It is important in the life of every corporate body, that a landmark is established for the sake of posterity and Kuapa Kokoo is leaving  a legacy for the city of Kumasi as well as creating awareness of their existence.'' the chief executive said.

During the unveiling ceremony, the Executive Director of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) appealed to the city authorities to consider naming the triagle where the statue is situated after Kuapa. The statue is located at Adum around the Otumfuo Osei Tutu 1 Avenue and Ghana Water Company street. Many among the dignitaries gathered expressed similar views as that of the Executive Directo.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Staff Members Donate to Hydrocephalous Patient

Some staff members present the cash on behalf of KKL
Members of Staff of Kuapa Kokoo this afternoon presented a cash donation of One Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢1,000.00) to a 7 month old baby diagnosed with the hydrocephalus disease at the TV3 Television office in Kumasi.

This was in response to the stations televised appeal to solicit for help from the public and corporate entities to cover the health bills of Christiana Adutwumwaa. The total cost of treating Christiana's ailment is Three Thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢3,000).

Kofi Agyen Mensah, Administrative Manager of Kuapa Kokoo Limited presented, the cash to the management of TV3 in Kumasi on behalf of the staff. He stressed that the contribution came from the pockets of the staff members and not company's coffers.
Miss Pearl Kwakuyi who watched the appeal on TV3 was touched by the plight of little Christiana and led the campaign in the office to raise the amount.

Kuapa Builds School for Amankwatia Community

New School Built by Kuapa Kokoo at Amankwatia
Kuapa Kokoo the only Fairtrade certified cocoa marketing company in Ghana has built a three unit Junior High School block and teachers quaters for the farming community of Amankwatia a village 45 minute drive from Offinso in the Ashanti Region.

The Teachers Building before the inaugration
The school project and the teacher's quaters which were inuagurated on August 2nd this year cost about GH59,000 and GH39,000 Cedis respectively.

The representative of the Offinso Chief unveils the plaque
Lots of commendation and praises were showered on Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union and its foriegn partners, Twin and Divine Chocalate for giving the children in and around the Amankwatia village easy access to further their education.

Prominent among the personalities who commended Kuapa was the Municipal Chief Executive of Offinso, Mr Victor Amponsah. According to him, Kuapa deserve tons of praises for contributing immensely towards effective education in the country.

Mr Kwasi Aduse- Poku, Managing Director of KKL urged the beneficiaries to take proper care of the facilities for the benefit generations yet unborn.
Sophi Tranchell, MD of Divine Chocolate UK poses by the plaque