On 14 February 15 couples will make their wedding vows at a group ceremony at the international conference centre in Accra.
The ceremony is part of a week-long festival from 7-14 February titled Chocolate Food for Love organised by Centuries International Cocoa-Chocolate Festival Organization (CICCFO), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting the cocoa industry in Ghana. Food for the wedding reception will be provided by the Ghana Gastronomy College at Tema in Accra, according to a statement on the CICCFO website. The menu will have a predominantly chocolate theme.
The chocolate festival, the first of its kind in Ghana, will also see events at district and regional level. If all goes to plan the festival will become an annual event.
Based in the capital Accra, CICCFO works to establish small and medium-sized industries in the areas of cocoa production and processing into chocolate, cake, soap, body lotions, hair cream and cocoa powder for home consumption and export.
Cocoa is the largest cash crop in Ghana and the second largest foreign currency earner after gold.