13 January 2012
Chief executive meets staff of cocobod and quality control company Ltd (QCCL)
The Chief Executive of COCOBOD, Mr. Anthony Fofie, has urged staff of the Board to strive for excellence in their various fields of endeavour.
Mr. Fofie made this remark at Cocoa House in Accra when he met with staff of the Board to deliver management’s New Year message.
He congratulated all staff for their dedication and service that helped the Board to achieve its 1 million tonnes cocoa production target in 2011. “This achievement was the result of a collective effort by all of us gathered here and everybody must be proud for being a part of it”, he added.
Flanked by his three Deputy Chief Executives and some Directors, Mr. Fofie advised the staff to continue working hard and avoid engaging in practices that could bring the name of the Board into disrepute. “No one should sit on the fence and look on” he added.
Mr. Fofie has also visited the Quality Control Company Limited (QCCL), a subsidiary of COCOBOD, to have similar interaction with management and staff of the company.
In his opening address to the gathering, the Managing Director of QCCL, Mr. Kwesi Gorkeh-Sekyim, expressed his appreciation to the management of COCOBOD for their immense contribution to the growth of QCCL in particular and the cocoa industry as a whole.
He disclosed that four more departments namely; General Services, Marketing, Procurement and Information Technology (I.T.), have been added to the existing ones. Mr. Gorkeh-Sekyim expressed the hope that Management would facilitate the acquisition of new offices for the smooth operation of the company.
The Chief Executive, in his remarks, said he was optimistic that the expansion would go with improved and quality performance. He said the Board was doing everything possible to provide office accommodation for staff.
He urged the staff to work hard to maintain the Board’s credibility. Mr. Fofie also asked QCCL to work in close collaboration with the Cocoa Marketing Company Limited (CMC), especially at the takeover centers to ensure quality service delivery to reduce the incidence of smuggling and mismanagement.
In what appeared to be the best news of the day, the Chief Executive disclosed that management was working around the clock to improve the working conditions of staff.