Joseph Boahen Aidoo is CEO of the Ghana COCOBOD
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The Ghana Cocoa calendar has changed its cocoa season from October 1 to September 9.

President Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is expected to announce a new cocoa price for the next crop season.

Currently, cocoa farmers across the country have halted selling harvested cocoa to Licensed Buying Companies in anticipation of a new price in October.

A development the Ghana Cocoa Board is avoiding to avert any possible effect on the Ghanaian cocoa quality compelling the government to open this year’s crop season earlier than usual.

Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD Joseph Boahen Aidoo said the move is also expected to check hoarding of cocoa by farmers awaiting new season price.

Addressing the media in Kumasi Friday, September 8, 2023, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, said the decision is expected to create comfort for the farmers to enable them sell their produce within the academic calender of September to cater for the educational needs of their children as schools re-opon.

The President is expected to announce the new cocoa purchasing price at Tepa in the Ashanti region today, Saturday, September 9, 2023.

The CEO also announced the reopening of the new cocoa crop season which also starts Saturday, September 9.

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By Beatrice Spio-Garbrah|AkomaFM|