Ghana on Tuesday launched the 2020 National Chocolate Day celebrations with a call for patronage and usage of “Made in Ghana Chocolate”.
Mrs Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, who launched the programme, encouraged the use of chocolate as a ‘Gift of Love’ to all during the celebration.
This year’s celebration will commence from February 10 and climaxed on February 14, on the theme; “My Chocolate Experience: My Holistic Well-Being”.
Mrs Oteng Gyasi said the Ministry, in 2005, instituted the National Chocolate Day to coincide with Valentine‘s Day, February 14, to promote the consumption of Made-in-Ghana chocolate and cocoa based products.
She said it was also to position cocoa and the chocolate experience as a strong element of the Ghana tourism experience, saying this had been largely successful with the Day being an important feature of the tourism calendar of events.
She said this year’s celebration would begin with a Digital Campaign Competition where contestants would post a picture of themselves enjoying chocolate or any product produced with chocolate at a hospitality establishment on social media.