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Government orders 11 senior executives of COCOBOD to proceed on leave

The government has directed 11 top management members of COCOBOD to proceed on leave.

The government also asked three senior managers of the Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC), a subsidiary of COCOBOD, to also go on leave.

The affected COCOBOD executives are Deputy Chief Executive – Agronomy and Quality Control, Deputy Chief Executive – Finance and Administration, Deputy Chief Executive -Operations, Director – Human Resource, Director Civil Works, Deputy Director Civil Works, Procurement Manager, Director of Estates and the Deputy Director Finance.

The three CMC managers ordered to take their leave include the Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director and Deputy Director Finance.

The government’s directive follows the sacking of Stephen Opuni, the former COCOBOD CEO.

He has been abused of financial malfeasance and abuse of office.

This order of comes barely three weeks after the dismissal of Dr. Stephen K. Opuni, the former CEO of COCOBOD. His dismissal was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante directing him to handover to the President’s representative at the Ministry of Agriculture.

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