Ghana fosters value addition of plantain with US$200K processing

GHANA – The government of Ghana has approved the disbursement of US$200,000 for the establishment a plantain processing plant in Ashanti region, South of Ghana. The facility to be built under the government’s One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative will process plantain into flour and other by-products for local consumption and export. Through this it will provide a ready market for plantain farmers, in turn reducing reduce post-harvest losses which had been a major challenge in the area, reports Ghana News Agency. Ghana is a major producer of plantain and…

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Ghana opens rice processing factory under 1D1F initiative to boost production

GHANA – The government of Ghana has inaugurated a rice processing center in the Adansi-South District of the Ashanti Region, constructed under the government’s One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative, aimed to boost production of the staple crop. The facility, according to Ghana News Agency, has a processing capacity of 140 bags of rice per day and was constructed under the supervision of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and B. Kaakyire Agro Chemicals Company Limited. It is expected to enhance the rice value and supply chain to the advantage…

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Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo commissions new beverage factory under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has commissioned the Kasapreko Water, Juice and Soft Drinks Factory, a company operating under government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative. At a ceremony at the premises of the company at Kwadaso, in the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo noted that the establishment of the factory is a concrete manifestation that the new paradigm of economic development of insisting on value-addition industrial activities within a conducive and business-friendly environment, can make headway. “I am particularly pleased that a successful and innovative company like Kasapreko is finding…

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Ghana to inaugurate US$4m maize processing factory in November under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – Ghana is scheduled to commence operations on its almost completed US$4 million maize processing factory in Ashanti region by November this year. This was revealed by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen as he inspected the progress of the work on the 440 square metre facility, reports Ghana Web. “The One-District One-Factory initiative is a private sector-led programme. However, with areas where the private sector is yet to come, we developed the common user-processing facilities pillar to bring farmer groups together to own their factory and…

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Ghana lays foundation for new cashew nut processing factory under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – Ghana’s district of Tain is the latest beneficiary of the 1 District- 1 Factory programme after the government laid the foundation for the construction of a new cashew nut processing factory in the District. The One-District -One Factory is president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo flagship programme aimed at achieving inclusive industrialization through the establishment of at least 1 factory in each of Ghana’s district. The government hopes that through the initiative, Ghana’s economy would be uplifted and more jobs would be created for the country’s unemployed youth. Addressing a…

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Ghanaian government commissions US$15m Ekumfi Fruits & Juice factory under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the US$15m Ekumfi Fruits and Juices factory, a project initiated under the One-District-One-Factory initiative. The construction of the automated agro-processing plant began in 2017 with part of the financing facility aggregating to US$10m coming from Ghana Exim Bank. With a capacity to produce and package about 10 tonnes of processed juice per hour it will utilize some10,000 fruits per hour. This means that this factory requires four 4 acres of pineapple fruits to be harvested…

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Ghana to launch Cassava Processing Factory under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – Ghana is moving ahead with its 1 District 1 Factory initiative that targets to have at least one factory in every district and has announced plans to launch a cassava processing factory in Keta District before the end of September. While delivering the development, The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Keta, Mr Godwin Edudzi Yao Effah, said government was committed to undertake the project within the stipulated timelines. He further revealed that Ghana was committed to partner with the investors, Hormeku Engineers and Planners (HoPE) Limited, to ensure the…

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Kasapreko kickstarts operations at newly established beverage factory

GHANA – Kasapreko Company Limited, a Ghanaian manufacturer and producer of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks has commenced operation at its new factory in the Ashanti Regional town of Tanoso, developed under the government’s One district, One factory flagship (1D1F) programme. The factory which sits on a 10,000 square metre property has a production capacity of about 85,000 bottles of various products per day, reports Ghanaian Times. A waiting to be commissioned, the new factory will serve the northern market of the country, export market and will create about 3,000 direct…

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Ghanaian juice processing company Astek to commence operation in 2020

GHANA – Astek Company Limited, a fruit juice processing factory in South Ghana is set to commence operations in April 2020 reviving operations after it shut down in 2009 as a result of financial challenges. The government of Ghana has extended monetary support to revamp the company as part of the government’s Stimulus Package Programme to companies under the flagship one district one factory (1D1F) initiative using its subsidiary company Nano Foods Limited. In addition to that it has put in place measures to closely monitor the firm’s operations, actively…

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Government commissions fruit processing factory under industrialization initiative

GHANA – The Ghanaian Government has commissioned an avocado processing factory in Akuapem under government’s One-District-One-Factory industrialization initiative. The Akuapem Gold Agro Processing Limited has a capacity to process six to eight tons of avocado per hour, which also integrates 200 acres of land to support consistent fruit supply. Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Albert Wilson, chairman of company said that the firm is looking forward to scale up operations by increasing acreage to 10,000 acres in the next five years. Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister for Food and…

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