22 Aug '14

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Mahama cuts the sod for Komenda Sugar factory

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President John Dramani Mahama yesterday fulfilled a major campaign promise by cutting the sod for the new Komenda Sugar factory to take off in the Central Region.The new factory will be completed in 24 months and has the capacity to employ about one thousand, three hundred people. The project is at a cost of 35 million dollars, which is a loan from the Indian government. President Mahama, again called on Ghanaian and foreign investors to put their monies into adding value to the resources produced here. The Komenda Sugar factory is expected to reduce importation of sugar when in full operation. According to the Central Regional Minister, Aquinas Tawiah Quansah the factory will produce about 400 metric tons of sugar a year and provide about 1,500 direct jobs to the youth in addition to sugar cane farmers. Mr. Quansah said that the main focus of government concerning the factory is the local market. He said as time goes on attention and target will be the sub-region and the global economy.

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