CEO of Community Agricultural Development Prince Akwaaba is calling on government and cooperate Ghana to support innovative minds and entrepreneurs.
Mr. Akwaaba who made the call in an exclusive interview with Citi FM’s Bernard Avle on the “Citi Business Edition” program on Friday February 10, 2017 indicates several job opportunities if government concentrates on Agri Business.
The producer of “Akwaaba Cocoa Soap” (black soap), popularly known in Ghana as ‘Alata Samina’ says he was motivated into the business by one of his distributors of his fore most Agricultural Business called “Akwaaba Noni Juice”. He commenced production of 5,000 pieces of “Akwaaba Cocoa Soap ” (black soap) in a week with 30 youth, 5 old women for export by Nana Boakye Herbals his distributor (motivator).
“I went to one of my distributors Nana Boakye Herbal, I over heard him on phone arguing with somebody he actually paid money to produce the cocoa soap to send to a friend in Canada but he was delaying him….. after the call I told him I will love to produce that for him if the person is delaying him, he said okay….that is how it all started” he said.
The soap which is made from wasting cocoa pods prevents pimples, rashes, serves as a CCTV camera for the skin and many other skin diseases is on high demand not just in Ghana. Mr. Prince Akwaaba have less resource and financial muscle to meet the increasing demand hence an appeal for support from business minded Ghanaians and the Akufo Addo led government.
“My factory is my home……..now we do 90% of the production work manually and 10% mechanically……, we don’t need much money to go global”. “If we are able to secure a facility as a warehouse to store and dry the cocoa pods into potash and get the packaging materials, we just need the set up, it’s amazing to know we do these beautiful packages manually” he added.
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Source: Kofi Asante Mensah