Ghana develops new global standard for sustainable cocoa

GHANA - Ghana has developed a new global standard that will be used to measure cocoa quality level internationally, raising its cocoa pricing image on the international market, as reported by  GNA. The new standard which ensures sustainable cocoa production has been adopted by International Standards Organisation (ISO), an international standard-setting body to be used…

Ghana to build one factory in every district focusing on agric sector

GHANA - Ghana has announced that twenty-four factories have so far been approved for construction under the government’s “One District One Factory (1D1F)” initiative to build one factory in every district with a close emphasis on the agricultural sector, reports GNA. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay said the category includes six existing factories…

Coca-Cola’s Voltic Ghana scales competition with new US$6.5m water plant

GHANA - Voltic Ghana, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has built a new water bottling plant worth US$6.5 million at Akwadum with the capacity to produce 24,000 bottles of purified natural water every hour, according to GNA. The new plant exhibits a fully automated packaging line increasing its capacity in the bottled water…

Unilever Ghana appoints Nazaire Djako as new Supply Director

GHANA - Unilever, the largest producer and retailer of consumer goods in Ghana has appointed Nazaire Djako as new Supply Director for Ghana effective March 8, 2018, reported GNA, quoting a statement from the company. His role includes overseeing operations at the Unilever Tema factory, and liaising with other functional Directors to ensure effective manufacture…

AB InBev’s subsidiary Accra Brewery receives HACCP Certification

GHANA - Accra Brewery Limited, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest beverage and brewing company, AB InBev, has received the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana. The certification was granted after the brewer proved successful in implementing the programme which it said was…

Ghana’s poultry industry to grow with 6% increase in annual chicken consumption

GHANA - Ghana’s local poultry industry is predicted to possess the potential to grow in the next few years due to a 6% increase in consumption of chicken per year, report GNA. According to the Netherlands Ambassador, Mr Ron Strikker, national demand for frozen chicken stood high at 175,000Metric Tonnes(Mt) paving way for large importation…

Ghana’s focus on domestic production to slow rice imports in 2017/18

GHANA - Ghana’s rice imports are expected to dwindle as the country proposes plans to increase its domestic production during the 2017/18 crop season, according to a report by USDA. The report said that growth in production could be attributed to several factors including favourable conditions that would allow production in large quantities and at…

Mondelez International signs partnership to protect forests in Ghana

GHANA - Mondelez International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a new partnership to help reduce emissions from cocoa production in Ghana. Mondelez has committed US$5 million through the Cocoa Life initiative to help reduce emissions from cocoa…

Cargill commissions Ghana solar plant

GHANA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pulled the symbolic switch to officially commission Cargill’s solar facility at the company’s factory in Tema. A statement from Cargill said the President in a brief remark congratulated Cargill for the initiative and said the move to host solar powered energy was in line with government’s agenda…