Solomon Ebo Appiah, the municipal chief executive of Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem, has stated that the Komenda Sugar Factory will shortly begin refining raw sugar.
According to the MCE, the Sugar factory’s management will import refined molasses until they are able to cultivate the correct type of sugarcane to feed the facility.
Solomon Ebo Appiah stated in an interview with the Daily Graphic that the goal is to get the factory operational and manufacture sugar at a lower price.
“This is not political discourse. Mr. Appiah declared, “I will not play politics with the people I serve.”
Currently, a great deal of work is being performed at the facility. A reservoir of three million liters has been constructed. The factory’s roof has been replaced, and a raw sugar warehouse has been constructed to store unrefined sugar for processing, he said as an illustration of the ongoing construction.
The Komenda Sugar Factory was constructed using a $35 million loan from the Indian EXIM Bank.
It was opened in May 2016 by then-President John Mahama, but ceased operations shortly thereafter.
The factory was anticipated to employ 7,300 people along the value chain, hence enhancing the job outlook in the municipality of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem.
Indications were provided by President Akufo-Addo that the Komenda Sugar Factory would be fully operational by April 2022.
At the time, he stated that there were ongoing civil works at the manufacturing site, and that by the end of March 2022, all of these activities will be completed to allow production to commence.
Park Agrotech Ghana Limited, a Ghanaian-Indian firm, is the new investor that will take over the factory’s operations.
In 2019, the government projected that the corporation will invest $28 million in the factory between 2020 and 2023.
It was planned to invest $11 million in sugarcane cultivation, $6 million in plant and machinery upgrades, and $11 million in operating capital to revive the failing facility.
The Ghana-based company is a subsidiary of India’s Skylark Group of Companies, one of the country’s major agricultural conglomerates.