Kasoa — The Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) on Tuesday opened a new depot in Kasoa to facilitate access of their GoldenTree products in the area.
The depot was opened as part of celebrations to mark the International World Heart Day in Ghana.
The theme for this year’s celebration was "Use Heart to beat cardiovascular disease."
The Managing Director of CPC, Nana Agyanim Boateng I, who opened the Kasoa office stated that the objective of the celebration was, among other things, to use the day as a platform to create cardiovascular disease (CVD) awareness.
He noted that research found that about 17.9million lives were lost through heart disease and stroke, hence the need to create the awareness for people to take needed action to prevent and control CVD.
Explaining the health benefit of cocoa, Nana Boateng I said cocoa had the needed minerals to control heart diseases, thus his outfit involved in the celebration to preach the health benefits of GoldenTree cocoa products to protect the heart and blood sugar level of Ghanaians.
"As producers of the world’s premium and high quality GoldenTree cocoa and chocolate confectionery products, we carry a great responsibility of getting involved in the prevention and control of CVD," Nana Boating I added.
He indicated that the depot was built in Kasoa since it linked Central Region and Accra.
The move, Nana Boateng I said, was to enable traders and consumers who were in Winneba, Swedru among other areas to get access to their products without traveling far.
The occasion was also used to launch their new products; All Time Instant Chocolate Drink, Royale Natural Cocoa Powder and Dark Chocolate.
He also announced the intention of CPC to move further to adopt September 29 as a yearly localised celebration of "Royale Heart Day".Touching on the theme of the celebration, the Medical Doctor of National Cardiothoracic Centre at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Florence Akumiah, said cocoa contain flavanols that control heart related diseases and urged Ghanaians to consume cocoa, especially the GoldenTree products.She noted that research found 70 per cent of CVD to be preventable and charged the public to consume cocoa, exercise and adopt good eating habit."Dark chocolate and cocoa products are rich in chemical compounds called flavanols which control diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol," Dr Akumiah added.Bemuhene Kojo Larbi, the chief who spoke on behalf of the Odupong Kpehe of the area, Nii Odupong Awushie Tetteh III, expressed joy for the CPC […]