Every year, February 14 is celebrated the world over by all especially Christians to commemorate the generous lifestyle of one Saint Valentine who once lived a selfless life as per his Christian practice to show love to all and sundry.
On this day (i.e.; Valentine’s Day) is characterised by exchange of gifts between loved ones.
Strategically, since 2007 Ghana has chosen to celebrate this big day with chocolate to deliberately promote the State owned Golden Tree chocolate that comes in assorted flavours and in extension motivate stakeholders and farmers of our cocoa growing industry.
The Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with COCOBOD and Cocoa Processing Company launched the National Chocolate Week Celebrations on 4th February, 2021 at the Marriot Hotel, Accra.
The event which is celebrated under the auspices of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture was under the theme “Eat Chocolate, Stay Healthy, Grow Ghana”. It is organized every 14th of February to promote the consumption of chocolate and other cocoa based products, give a healthy orientation to the celebration of Valentine’s Day in Ghana and generate more revenue for national development.
In his closing remarks after an interview which was to purposed to throw more light on the chocolate week on ‘Kokrokoo’ – Peace FM’s morning show, Mr. Fiifi Boafo – Director of Communication at COCOBOD admonished Ghanaians not exclude chocolate in their expression of love to loved ones this year.
Ignatius Agyeman Pambour – Enmoregh.com