Parliament has remembered the man who introduced cocoa beans in Ghana, the late Tetteh Quarshie, as the country celebrates National Chocolate Day.
Presenting a Statement on the floor of Parliament on the Celebration of National Chocolate Day, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku, informed the House that in honour of Tetteh Quarshie, the man who first brought cocoa beans to Ghana, her Ministry in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority and other stakeholders, will very soon cut a sod for the construction of a befitting museum for the country’s cocoa hero, at the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm at Akwapim-Mampong.
Hon. Afeku also called on COCOBOD, Cocoa Processing Company Limited, Nestle Ghana Limited and other corporate bodies in Ghana to support this endeavour.
‘This year’s celebration focuses on the promotion of domestic tourism. To this end, the Ghana Tourism Authority has organised a digital marketing campaign dubbed: ‘Love Chocolate, Love Adventure on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, where participants who successfully identify the tourist sites shown on the pages can win prizes that will take them to interesting tourist sites in the country’, the Minister said.