Ernest Addison chairs COCOBOD educational trust fund

The mandate of the board is to provide essential primary educational infrastructure to benefit the children of cocoa farmers in underserved cocoa regions

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison has been appointed chairman of a newly constituted five-member committee to spearhead the affairs of COCOBOD’s educational trust fund.

The members of the committee are the director general, of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah, the 2022 National Best Cocoa Farmer, Bismarck Fuachie, deputy chief executive in charge of operations at COCOBOD, Dr. Emmanuel A. Opoku, deputy chief executive in charge of finance and administration, Ray Ankrah and

director, legal and solicitor secretary, COCOBOD, Francis Opoku.

The mandate of the board is to provide essential primary educational infrastructure to benefit the children of cocoa farmers in underserved cocoa regions.

Speaking at the inauguration of the committee in Accra on Monday ( 20 May), Addison said the committee will discharge its duties to make a lasting impact on cocoa farmers and their communities through education.

“I acknowledge the calibre of individuals chosen to serve with me on the trust, their collective experience and expertise will undoubtedly enrich our effort and lead us towards success.

“I have every confidence that their dedication and insights will be invaluable in advancing the goals of the trust. Having previously served as the chairman of the COCOBOD scholarship scheme for a few years now, I am deeply humbled once again to be entrusted with a leadership role this time with the COCOBOD educational trust fund.”

“I assure you Mr chairman and other board of directors that my colleague and I are fully committed to discharging our duties to the best of our abilities. Together we will strive to make a lasting and positive impact on the lives of cocoa farmers and their communities through education,” Addison said.

Listen to Dr Ernest Addison in the attached audio clip below: 

In a keynote address at the inaugural ceremony here in Accra, the chairman of the board of directors of COCOBOD Peter Mac Manu charged the newly constituted board to ensure the mandate of COCOBOD and the education trust is actualised.

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