Ghanaian edible oil processing company Central Oil Mills Limited gets US$2.3m backing to rehabilitate facilities

GHANA – Ghana nears competition of rehabilitation works on locally owned agro-processing company Central Oil Mills Limited. The project which is 90% complete is undertaken through the government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative. Operating two factories in Jukwa Mfuom and Asamanso in the Hemang Lower Denkyira District of Central Region, the company specializes in oil palm development and palm oil processing. Central Oil Mills, established in 2010 was identified as one of the potentially viable but distressed companies for the government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda. To this end, an organisational audit was conducted by…

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Ghana revamps operations at its largest poultry company Darko Farms under 1D1F

GHANA – The government of Ghana through its development initiative, One-District-One-Factory (1D1F), has revamped the country’s largest poultry farm, Darko Farms, whose operations went under, due to major challenges that confronted the domestic poultry industry in the late 1990s. As part of Government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda, being implemented by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Darko Farms Company was identified as one of the distressed but potentially viable companies. As a result, the company, in 2017, applied to be part of the flagship 1-District-1-Factory initiative, and after a comprehensive review…

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Ghana adds value to yams, cassava with launch of US$1.65m processing factory

GHANA – The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned CH Global Limited, a cassava and yam processing factory operating under the government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative, located in Krachi East District of Oti Region. Construction of the facility which began in 2019, received financial support from Ghana EXIM Bank to the tune of GH¢10 million (US$1.65m). According to reports by The Presidency of Ghana, the facility will process yam into frozen chips and yam balls, under the brand name CH Foods. The first phase of the…

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Ghana launches US$1.1m rice processing facility with modern parboiling, milling, packaging plants

GHANA – Ghana is forging ahead with its ambitious target of attaining self-sufficiency in rice production with the launch of new processing plant in the Western-North Region. The newly built GH¢6.7 million (US$1.1m) Sefwi Akontombra rice processing factory has the capacity to produce between 1.5 and 2.8 tonnes of processed rice per hour. According to official reports from the Presidency of Ghana, the state-of-the-art facility features modern parboiling, milling and packaging plants. It also has a standby generator plant, a mechanised borehole to supply the facility with water, fully furnished…

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Ghana adds value to tomatoes with launch of US$16m processing factory

GHANA – Weddi Africa Limited, a wholly owned Ghanaian company has established a US$16 million tomato processing factory in Domfete, Bono Region, with support from the government. The newly built Weddi Africa Tomato Processing Factory has been established under the 1-District-1-Factory initiative, show-casing the public-private sector collaboration. Government, through Ghana Exim Bank and ADB Bank Ghana, facilitated the acquisition of the loan facility to support the construction of the factory. The facility will have a processing capacity of 40,000 metric tonnes of fresh tomatoes per annum, supported by a 500…

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Ghana commissions US$1.2m rice processing facility to boost production of the staple crop

GHANA – The government of Ghana has inaugurated the GH¢7.3 million (US$1.2m) Savelugu rice processing factory in the Northern Region. The state-of-the art facility features modern parboiling, milling and packaging lines, with an expected production capacity of 1.5 tonnes – 2.8 tonnes of processed rice per hour. According to the state, the factory has a standby generator plant and a mechanised borehole to supply it with water. It also has a fully furnished office accommodation for staff, a conference room, laboratory and a canteen/kitchen.  The Savelugu Rice Factory has been…

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Ghana gears up with one-district-one-factory initiative, invests in new agro-processing facilities

GHANA –Premium Foods Limited, supplier of blended fortified and non-fortified food products in Ghana, has cut ribbon to it new factory operating under the government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative (1D1F). Over the years, Premium Foods has been the main supplier to global organizations, including international relief organizations, and multinational food and beverage manufacturing companies across Africa, such as the “Feed the Future” programme, under the US Government’s Global Hunger & Food Security Initiative. The new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has the capacity to blend over 96,000 metric tonnes annually of maize, soybean, sorghum…

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Ghana revamps collapsed pineapple juice factory Nano Foods with US$1.6m under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – Ghana has commissioned the revived Nano Foods Limited, a pineapple juice processing factory at Nsawam of the Eastern Region, under the One-District, One-Factory (1D1F) initiative. The fruit processing company, which was formerly known as Astek Refresh Pineapple Juice Factory, ceased operations 21 years ago and resumed manufacturing in April this year. This was made possible through a US$1.6 million capital support from Ghana Export-Import Bank (EXIM Bank) in collaboration with the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Food and Drugs Authority and Free Zones Board, facilitated…

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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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