Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, at the weekend opened the new Headquarters of Akuafo Adamfo Marketing Company Limited at Daban, a suburb of Kumasi. The two storey beautiful edifice will be the new Administrative Headquarters of the company.
Akuafo Adamfo Marketing Company is now the only licensed cocoa buying company left in the Ashanti Regional capital after all moved to the national capital Accra. The company has for five consecutive years been honoured with Gold Award in the Ashanti Business Excellence Award ceremonies organized under the auspices of Manhyia.
Mr. Antoine BouDib, Managing Director of the company in his welcome address said they decided to build the beautiful edifice in Kumasi because of the huge support offered by the Asantehene and to stay closer to their cherished farmers.
Mr. BouDib pointed out that it is now difficult doing business in Ghana as a lot of investors were in for quick money and repatriated them to their homelands. He further appealed to the Asantehene, COCOBOD, and the Regional Security Council to help fight the menace of illegal mining (galamsey) which is destroying greater part of farming lands.
Otumfuo in his statement also commended the company for such a beautiful edifice and said he believed they would grow from strength to strength. He further asked the company to press hard on to continue their vision in reinvesting in the Ghanaian economy and assisting farmers with scholarships fro their wards.
Mr. Nabil Noukarzil, Board Chairman of Finatrade Group of Companies, Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Mr. Anthony Fofie, Honorable Samuel Adusei, Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister and DCOP Augustine Gyening, Regional Commander were the other dignitaries present.