Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in partnership with Ghana COCOBOD and Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) have donated some Cocoa Products to the Bolgatanga Hospital in Upper East Region.
The donation forms part of activities marking National Chocolate Day which falls on February 14 each year.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture in collaboration with Ghana Tourism Authority and Cocoa Processing Company, Ghana Cocoa Board and other stakeholders in 2005, started an awareness creation on the need for Ghanaians to patronise cocoa products and to help generate more revenue for national development through the donation of chocolates on Valentines Day.
According to the Upper East Regional Director of GTA, Henry Yeladour,the initiative was a deliberate plan to fall along with the Valentine’s Day on which occasion more people are believed to consume chocolate and other cocoa products.
He observed that with this year’s celebration his outfit decided to visit the kids ward of Bolgatanga Hospital to share some chocolates with the children in admission as a way of showing love to them.
Mr. Yeladour used the opportunity to encourage the children to imbibe the spirit of patriotism by cherishing made in Ghana products.
Expressing gratitude for the kind gesture from officials of Ghana Tourism Authority and it’s partners,Medical Officer at the Upper East Regional Hospital,Dr. Samuel Aborah said his outfit was grateful for the recognition and love shown patients at the facility and however,appealed for other interventions to improve health care delivery in the region.
He further admonished other institutions to emulate the humanitarian example shown by the Tourism Authority and it’s partners by also extending their benevolence to the hospital.
Meanwhile,Dr. Aborah, indicated that chocolate consumption was good for humans development and called on parents to add chocolate and cocoa products to diets of their children.