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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


How Some Newspapers in Ghana Reported our Events
Kuapa Kokoo has for sometime now been occupying spaces of major media houses in the country as the company fast becomes synonymous with development projects aimed at improving the lots of members and communities it operates. Some of the headlines reads; "Famers build School", Kuapa honours Farmers''; ''New School Bloc for Amankwatia,''Kuapa Gets Woman President,'' Kuapa Kokoo Supports City Beautificaton'' and Kuapa Kokoo Expand Operations.''

Others are;''Kuapa Kokoo Gets 5m dollar loan Facility'', Kuapa pays Bonus to Members,'' Kuapa Holds Extraordinary AGM'', Kuapa Increases Farmers Bonuses'',and Kuapa Installs Cornmill in a Farming Community''.

These have been headlines from leading newspapers like; 'The Daily Graphic', 'Ghanaian Times', The Daily Guide, the Searchlight, Graphic Nsempa, Daily Democrat, The Herald and the Ghanaian Observer.  

Kuapa has managed to become a leading, caring and the most efficient co-operative cocoa marketing company in Ghana by virtue of its good policies and strategic support derived from Twin  and Divine Chocolate Limited.


Mr. Kwasi Aduse Poku addressing participants
The Managing director of Kuapa Kokoo limited (KKL), Mr. Kwasi Aduse – Poku has called on cocoa farmers in the country to ensure that they produce high quality and well dried cocoa beans for export. He explained that the major players within the cocoa industry incur heavy losses as a result of low quality cocoa produce.

 ’’I would like to urge you to take particular care of issues of quality. Please ensure that cocoa beans sent to the shed are thoroughly dried and of good quality’’. Mr. Aduse Poku noted.

The managing director gave this advice during the 16th annual general delegates’ conference of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi last Friday August 6th, 2010.
Some Delegates who attended the conference

Over 2,000 delegates across the five regions where Kuapa Kokoo operates met and deliberated on the affairs of the Union.

He used the occasion to commend Kuapa Kokoo farmers and staff for their hard work over the years and expressed the hope that they would continue to do more.


The people of Awaham, a village, which is a 25 minute drive from effiduase in the Ashanti region, would forever be greateful to kuapa kokoo as the company has fulfilled one of their cherished wishes.

The wish of the entire village was to get a corn mill and through the request made by members of the Awaham Kuapa Kokoo Society to the Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Trust (KKFT), their wish materialized.

The request was as a result of the trouble the people always encounter by walking for about 4 kilometers to the nearest town to mill their foodstuff.
The corn mill project was commissioned on Thursday, July 15 at an estimated cost of GH¢ 5,900.

The expression of joy and excitement that was seen on the faces of the people attests to the fact that the people appreciated the project.
Commissioning the project, Mad.Comfort Kumeah, the immediate past KKFT board person said that the Awaham society’s request was granted based on their contribution to KKFU.She added the amount of the cocoa they supplied to Kuapa was also considered.
She further explained that the project was funded through the premiums paid by Fairtrade to KKFU, which was to finance the project.

On his part, Mr.Oheneba Kwabi, KKL project manager asked the community to take good care of the machine. He suggested they form a committee that will manage and see to its maintenance. Present at the occasion included; Benkumhene of the town, Nana Kwabena Kwakye, District Manager of KKL, and Executives and members of Awaham society and people of the village.