Thursday, April 7, 2011
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
|Mr. Dzogbese poses for the Cameras with his Certificate|
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
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.