The maiden Ghana Cocoa Awards (GCA) night to recognize stakeholders in the cocoa industry value chain was held at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra last Friday.
Various companies involved in the hauling, processing, promotion and manufacturing of cocoa products among other initiatives were recognized on the night with plaques resembling a cocoa pod.
Ecom Ghana, a leading global commodity merchant and sustainable supply chain Management Company once again made a statement after its logistics subsidiary, KITEKO Ghana Limited was adjudged the Best Hauler of the Year.
The latest feat comes on the back of the outstanding performance by the company at the 18th edition of the Ghana Club 100 awards when Ecom picked three awards.
The company’s subsidiary, Agro-Ecom Ghana Limited, was ranked the 10th Best Company in Ghana as well as the best new entrant into Ghana Club 100 while KITEKO Ghana Limited was adjudged the 26th best company in Ghana.
The Cocoa Awards, the first of its kind is set to become an annual affair in view of the fact that cocoa has been the backbone of the Ghanaian economy for decades.
The sector not only offers direct and indirect employment to millions of Ghanaians; it is also a key player in the education
sector with the Cocobod Scholarships that have seen many young Ghanaians through secondary school.
The GCA is recognition of heroes of the cocoa industry and an expression of intent to promote patronage of made in Ghana cocoa products.
A sponsor of the GCA Awards, Ecom Ghana, has specific focus on developing and fostering sustainable supply chains in over 40 agricultural markets worldwide and the responsibility to provide real value and growth right through the supply chain to the farmers.
The company operates five subsidiaries namely Agro Ecom Ghana Limited; Crop Doctor Ghana Limited; KITEKO Ghana
Limited; Sustainable Management Services and UNICOM Commodities Ghana Ltd.
6000 people work directly and indirectly with Ecom Ghana. Over 150,000 farmers are presently benefiting from the
company’s entrepreneurship initiatives geared towards helping build rural prosperity.
Ecom Ghana provides advisory services, training and support to farmers on productivity, quality, certification, crop diversification, environmental and other broader social issues.
The company is a long-term trade partner to the Ghana Cocoa Board. Its subsidiaries, Agro Ecom Ghana Limited and Unicom Commodities Ghana Ltd. in partnership with COCOBOD, operate the largest sustainability program in Ghana to provide traceable and sustainable cocoa from Ghanaian farmers to chocolate manufacturers in Europe and USA.
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