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Akufo-Addo to open Ekumfi Juice, Casa De Ropa potato factories today

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President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo will officially open the Ekumfi Juice Factory today, Friday, 21 July 2020, in the Central Region.

The $8-million project, which officially commenced in March 2018, had over 400 workers, including out-growers as of late last year.

It is estimated that the Ekumfi Juice Factory would create 5,000 direct out-grower jobs within the community and its environs.

The factory can process about 300,000,000 packs of juice annually for the local market and export, and would generate close to GHS530 million in revenue.

In November 2019, there was excitement in Parliament, especially among the Majority Caucus, when a pack of Eku Juice popped up in the law-making chamber during the 2020 budget debate.

President Nana Akufo Addo will also officially open the Casa De Ropa Potato Factory at Gomoa Bewadze in the Gomoa West District.

In October 2018, President Nana Akufo-Addo visited the factory and expressed overwhelming confidence in its potential benefits.

According to him, the potato industry could be a great game-changer for Ghana if given the needed attention and resources.

Casa De Ropa started producing bread, chips, and other pastries from the ‘Orange fleshed sweet potato’ variety for public consumption even before the company got opened.

 

 Talksafrica.com

Written by EDITORIAL STAFF

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