President Inaugurate Headquarters Of Côte d'Ivoire-Ghana Cocoa Initiative

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated the headquarters of the Cote d’Ivoire-Ghana Cocoa Co-operation Initiative (CIGCI).

The facility which was inaugurated in Accra last Thursday, is situated at the Roman Ridge, a suburb of Accra.

The President urged the two countries to effectively collaborate and build on the alliance with renewed determination and optimism.

“As we launch this initiative and inaugurate this permanent headquarters, we are reminded of the common challenges we face; we must allow determination to foster solutions as we march forward,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo also said that the headquarters project was not the limit to their mutual achievements but a major step towards reaching greater heights as envisaged in the strategic partnership agreements between the two countries.


The Cote d’Ivoire-Ghana Cocoa Cooperation Initiative (CIGCI) took off in 2017 when President Akufo-Addo and the President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, signed an agreement for a strategic partnership which would bind the two countries together.

In 2018, President Ouattara and President Akufo-Addo, pursuant to this strategic initiative, said his country was committed to see through the Abidjan Declaration for their respective governments to work together towards the attainment of a sustainable cocoa economy.

The two countries are responsible for 65 per cent of global cocoa output.