The Ghana Cocoa Board was established by ordinance in 1947 with the sum of ¢ 27 million (being Ghana’s share of the net profit of the West African Produce Control Board) as its initial working capital. The Board traces its beginning further back to the cocoa hold-up of 1937.
There are nine Directorates at COCOBOD Head Office responsible for Human Resource, Research Monitoring and Evaluation, Audit, Finance, Procurement, Health, Legal, Special Services (Security & Intelligence) and General Services (Estates, Civil works & Transport).
Salary range for the majority of workers in Secretaries (general) – from GH₵419 to GH₵2,244 per month – 2022. A Secretary (general) typically earns between GH₵419 and GH₵1,539 net per month at the start of the job. After 5 years of service, this is between GH₵449 and GH₵1,938 per month for a working week of 40 hours.
The main objectives of the board
- Initiate programmes aimed at controlling pests and diseases of cocoa, coffee and shea nut.
- Undertake and encourage the processing of cocoa, coffee, shea nut and cocoa waste with the aim of adding value for export and local consumption.
- Undertake, promote and encourage scientific research aimed at improving the quality of cocoa, coffee, shea nut and other tropical crops.
- Regulate the internal marketing of cocoa, coffee and shea nut. Secure the most favourable arrangements for the purchase, grading and sealing, certification, sale and export of cocoa, coffee and shea nut.
- Purchase, market and export cocoa and cocoa products produced in Ghana which is graded under the Cocoa Industry (Regulations) (Consolidation) Decree, 1968 NLCD 278, or any other enactment as suitable for export.
- Assist in the development of the cocoa, coffee, and shea nut industries of Ghana.
All these operations, handled by various subsidiaries and divisions of COCOBOD, are gracefully coordinated and blended together to yield good results for the cocoa industry and the national economy.
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The main functions of the Board
The functions of COCOBOD centre on the production, research, extension, internal and external marketing and quality control. The functions are classified into two main sectors; Pre-harvest and Post-harvest which are performed by specialised divisions of the Board.
Ghana Cocoa board salary
Workers who are found under the high grade receive between GHC 2,000 -GHC 3,000 per month whereas the senior COCOBOD workers receive about GHC 3,000-GHC 5,000. Professors earn the most at COCOBOD. They earn about GHC 96,000 per year.
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