The day is celebrated in Ghana as National Chocolate Day to make popular the eating of chocolate.
GTB will also organize a beach jam at Kokrobite from 0600 hours 1800 hours on the day to climax the celebration of the day.
Mr Ben Ohene-Ayeh, Public Relations Manager at the Ghana Tourists Board, told the GNA that the Board, with support from the Ministry of Tourism, was reviving the celebration of National Chocolate Day to promote the consumption of locally made chocolate and encourage the use of chocolate as the main gift for lovers on St. Valentines Day.
“We want to make the National Chocolate Day event part of the tourism calendar in Ghana,” he said.
He said to inculcate the habit of eating chocolate in children the GTB will this year involve school children in the celebration of National Chocolate Day.
“This year we have selected two deprived schools in Anyaa and Adentan in Accra to visit places like the Cocoa Processing Factory at Tema, The Tetteh Quarhsie’s cocoa farm at Mampong-Akwapim and the Bunso Cocoa Research Institute at Tafo all in the Eastern Region,” he said.
Mr Ohene-Ayeh said selected night clubs and drinking bars throughout the country would also organize musical jams where cocoa-based products would be given to patrons as prizes.
Commenting on the need to promote the consumption of chocolate, he said chocolate contained anti-bacterial agents that fight tooth decay as well as helps in lowering cholesterol, preventing blood clot and reduces stress.
Mr Ohene-Ayeh appealed to the public to patronize the events to ensure that chocolate becomes part of a healthy Ghanaian diet.