Publication date: 3/31/2017
Mr Ernest Mintah, the Interim Managing Director of the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has encouraged the government in Ghana to join the Cashew Consultative International Council (CICC) which will help grow the industry in the country and help solve the problems facing stakeholders in the sector.
The CICC is a committee of Cashew producing countries that facilitates and regulates activities in these countries with the aim of harmonising efforts of all stakeholders in the value chain of Cashew nuts.
Mr Mintah who made the call during a Stakeholder Visioning Forum in Accra on Wednesday aimed at formulating a vision for the sector until 2027 said the government of La Cote d’Iviore had taken the initiative to lead the setting up and signing of the CICC.
“We have Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, La Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Tanzania, signing on to the Council’s agreement and who contribute 80 per cent of the cashew in Africa. These are countries that are really significant and once Ghana can join, we will be able to transform the sector,” he stated.