Takoradi: Agric Minister tours ava Coconut Processing plant.

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Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has paid a visit to GKV Foods as part of a six-day tour to five (5) areas around the country. The visit forms part of the government’s plan to increase the production of six tree crops: cocoa, coffee, rubber, shea butter, coconut, and palm oil.

Dr. Afriyie Akoto was shown around the company, including all of the processes that ava coconut oil undergoes.

Speaking with myghanadaily.com, Managing Director. of ava Coconut Oil, Mr. Kojo Nunoo expressed excitement about the tour and said, “after the company tour, there were interactions and also sharing some ideas especially regarding some challenges that we face by way of raw materials and also access to market and so on.”

He further stressed the need for government to aid companies in capacity building: Government should aid companies so that companies would be able to export their products abroad and overseas.

Meanwhile, Dr. Afriyie Akoto reaffirmed the government’s support for the coconut industry by committing to expand its production base. He also stated that the government is focusing on procuring equipment from Brazil and India to help the country’s agro-processing industry.

About Ava Coconut Oil

Produced by GKV foods Limited, Ava Coconut Oil is cold-pressed coconut oil made from fresh matured organic coconuts sourced from the local community from smallholder farmers.

Ava coconut is a health and wellness brand that promotes healthy eating and an active lifestyle through the production of various coconut-based products

About GKV Investments Limited

GKV Investments Ltd is a family-owned private investment company and is the home of a diversified collection of business interests. GKV investment focus falls into three key areas: Agro-Processing, Mobile Communication Services, and Commodities Trading (Imports & Exports).

Source: http://myghanadaily.com 

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