The Minority in Parliament is insisting on the resignation of the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, accusing him of grossly mismanaging the cocoa sector.
The Minority’s calls come on the back of the government’s decision to increase the price of cocoa from GH¢800 to GH¢1,300 per bag.
In a statement signed by the Minority Leader, Dr Ato Forson, he lambasted Aidoo for making huge losses since his assumption of office at COCOBOD.
“The fact that COCOBOD has made huge losses for the last six consecutive years that Joseph Boahen Aidoo has been at the helm of affairs shows that he is grossly incompetent and totally unfit to manage that important state institution,” Forson said.
He also accused Aidoo of failing to increase cocoa production, saying that the national annual yield has sharply declined from 969,000mt to about 650,000mt under his watch.
Forson described Aidoo’s attempt to cover up his failed sales and marketing strategy as “disingenuous.”
“I dare the CEO of COCOBOD to declare the exact quantity and categories of cocoa sold so far since he has the data,” Forson said.
The Minority Leader said that the Minority will soon launch a rigorous Parliamentary scrutiny into Aidoo’s handling of COCOBOD