"To conduct a reflection with the PAK to enable cocoa to play its full role as a catalyst for development"
As you know, a large part of the cocoa exported passes through the Port of Kribi. On the one hand, we had the opportunity to discuss these issues with the General Manager of the Port Authority of Kribi. On the other hand, we welcome the opportunity we were given to discover the immensity and quality of this infrastructure which is one of the very cornerstone of our country’s economic life. It is a very impressive infrastructure that is gradually being put in place. I believe that there is reason to rejoice.
Several factors link SODECAO to PAK. And this is the opportunity for me to recall at least three things. First, cocoa processing entities are being set up. Secondly, we export cocoa beans, especially through the Port of Kribi. Thirdly, cocoa is the country’s second largest source of foreign exchange. All these elements call us to be attentive to everything that happens here in Kribi. With the General Manager of PAK, we discussed ways and means to strengthen the relationship between our two companies.
As concerns the cocoa sector, a reflection with the various stakeholders, including PAK, is underway. In the long term, it should enable things to improve in this area so that cocoa can truly play its role in the development of our economy and the very lives of producers who, let us not forget, are economic agents.
In any case, to revamp the sector, the road network must be densified. We believe that once the various road infrastructures are in place, we will have very important flows going through the Port of Kribi, which will thus become an even more significant exit point for flows coming from the production basin of the Great South in general.