No Ban On Ghana’s Cocoa ... We Want More - EU Ambassador
The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, Irchad Razaarly, is reported to have refuted claims making rounds that Ghana’s cocoa has been banned. Hs has however indicated that, the EU wants more of Ghana’s cocoa. Speaking at the second Edition of Orange Cocoa Day 2022 in Accra, the European Union Ambassador
to Ghana, Irchad Razaarly, said The call for more sustainable cocoa production is growing globally. And our citizens in Europe are increasingly demanding measures for ensuring that cocoa and other commodities are produced in a socially environmental sustainable way. This explains EU’s legislation on afforestation and
forest degradation and must not be seen as a threat to Ghana’s cocoa. There is no ban on Ghana’s cocoa. On the contrary, we want more of Ghana’s cocoa, and we are in support of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire amongst all of the producers who meet these requirements. This follows earlier report attributed to the Information
Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah that the Ghana Embassy in Belgium under the leadership of Ambassador Sena Boateng, has brought to the attention of the Government of Ghana that in Europe, there is a new legislation that could soon make Ghanaian cocoa and coffee unexportable to many international markets.
Mr Oppong Nkrumah further indicated that the Embassy has also commenced work on realigning Ghanaian and European interests in cocoa and coffee. Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire need to act quickly to secure the industry while meeting the interests of European markets else millions of households and our entire economies could be significantly affected soon.