The company has a brand of chocolate called ‘Ghana’. The cocoa used in producing the chocolate is imported from Ghana.
Lotte has offices in nine countries of the world including the USA.
On his status Maximus Ametorgoh, posted a picture of the chocolate and wrote “Why must we let another country brand their product using our country’s name? Are they paying us for it? Is it not shameful for our leaders to careless and not even know about it? Even if they bought the cocoa from us, must they use our name?”
And Makafui Ameyibor responded “say some for me, it’s because of lack of confidence I think.”
Checks by ghanabusinessnews.com however, show that this is not new. Indeed, when John Kufuor was president of Ghana and he undertook an official visit to Japan in 2003, he visited Lotte where the chocolate is produced and he saw it.
As a matter of fact Ghanaian officials are aware of this factory and its product called ‘Ghana’.
But the question is, “is it right for a company in another country, even if it has a subsidiary in one country to brand its products by that or some country’s name?”
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By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi