Kuapa Kokoo wins international gold award for excellence
3/27/2012 9:04:35 PM -
Ghana's Kuapa Kokoo organization has received an international award for its outstanding commitment to quality and excellence in business operations.
The Madrid-based Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.) awarded Kuapa in the Gold category of the Century International Quality Era Award 2012.
The recognition was premised on the company's success story in improving the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Ghana and its strong leadership, technology and innovation in business.
Companies from 47 countries around the world were presented with various awards for their achievements in quality and excellence at the event, held in Geneva's Inter-Continental Convention Hall.
President and CEO of B.I.D, Jose E. Prieto, said 'the awarded companies are symbols of commitment to leadership, technology and innovation, making them models for others in their sectors''.
The B.I.D. quality symbol can be found in 178 countries across the world, creating a firm ground for implementation of integral quality processes through the technology and procedures of the QC100 model of Total Quality Management system.
President of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU), Mrs. Christiana Ohene Agyare, received the award on behalf of Kuapa Kokoo , in the company of Mr Kwame Owusu, the Certification and Compliance Manager of Kuapa Kokoo.
In 2011, Kuapa Kokoo was honoured by His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Ashanti Business Excellence Awards for its contribution to the socio-economic development of farmers and operational communities.
Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh/Luv Fm/Ghana