Skip to main content

Cocoa Touton to start operation in April




By: Fred Yaw Sarpong

The Cocoa Touton Processing Company (CTPC), a subsidiary of Touton S.A. of France will start operations in Ghana in April, 2015 to process cocoa bean locally.

Touton signed a bean supply agreement with Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to that effect.

The CTPC is located in the free zones enclave and it has an initial capacity of 25,000 tonnes, and will eventually expand to about 50,000 tonnes over the next three years.

Also, CTPC is embarking on a programme dubbed ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation’ (REDD+) which intent to protect the forest in the Western Region of Ghana and increase sustainable certified cocoa production.

At the signing ceremony held at the Cocoa House in Accra, Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni, Chief Executive of COCOBOD was glad to welcome another cocoa processing company into the country.

He was hopeful that Cocoa Touton Processing Company Limited will help add more value to the produce, generate more employment and increase consumption of cocoa in Ghana and the West African Sub-region.

He commended Mr. Patrick de Boussac for his interest in the growth of the cocoa industry in Ghana that is touted as the backbone of Ghana’s economy.

Dr. Opuni called on Touton S.A. to give off their best and pledged COCOBOD’s maximum support to enable them function as expected.

According to Mr. Patrick de Boussac, Chief Executive of CTPC Touton S.A. in collaboration with Produce Buying Company (PBC) Limited, a licensed buying company, sources traceable cocoa from Ghana and was ready to deepen that.

Mr. de Boussac was grateful to the Government of Ghana and COCOBOD for the opportunity to operate in the country; and affirmed his company’s readiness to comply with the Ghana Cocoa Board rules and regulations governing the operations of cocoa processing companies in Ghana.

He cited Ghana’s consistent production of premium quality cocoa coupled with a stable business environment and proven democratic record as reasons for selecting Ghana for the establishment of the cocoa processing plant.

Touton S.A. has been buying cocoa from Ghana since 1998 at average volumes of 80,000 and 110,000 tonnes, making it one of the top five buyers of Ghana cocoa.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Deputy AG sues Facebooker over 'malicious' Ameri deal

The Deputy Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Mr Dominic Ayine has filed a defamation suit at an Accra High Court against a Facebook commentator, Evron Hughes.
In Mr Ayine’s statement of claim, sighted by Graphic Online, he accused Mr Hughes of defaming him in a post he authored and published on Facebook on December 21, 2015, titled “RE: AMERI TRANSACTION”.
According to the Deputy A-G, the “false and malicious” post has provoked “public disaffection” against him and exposed him to public ridicule and contempt.
Describing Mr Hughes as a “self-styled social media blogger and a social commentator”, Mr Ayine said the Facebook post had brought his hard-won reputation “as a respected politician, teacher and lawyer” into “hatred, ridicule, odium, discredit, contempt, opprobrium and reproach”.
The Deputy A-G said the “defamatory words” were authored with the sole intent to reduce him in the estimation of all right thinking Ghanaians, adding that he had received numerou…

Meet Ghanaian female shoemaker

The Saint Ozwald shoe brand

By: Fred Yaw SARPONG
The Daily Express

From her humble beginning in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region, a senior high female graduate from the Twene Amanfo Senior high in the Brong Ahafo Sunyani and a Ghanaian now boasts of being one of the most popular Made-in-Ghana shoe brands and has the most number of celebrity endorsements.
Sandra Ozwald, CEO of Saint Ozwald

After Sandrah Ozwald completed school in 2013, her parent couldn't have enough money to help her continue school so she planned to do something for herself by selling ice cream, groundnut cakes or food. Back at the senior high, Sandra used to make groundnut cakes, condensed toffees and ice cream to support herself since her mother couldn't provide all for her.

With 12 siblings and the only girl child (2nd born) among them, and whiles planning which of these to sell, Sandra attended a friend’s wedding and the grooms shoe looked so attractive to her.

According to her, the groom’s shoes were Ma…