Wa Fruit Juice factory to begin production

The Wa Fruit Juice Factory will by the end of  September, commence production of quality fruit juice after it faced a closure in 2011.

The factory, which was created as a result of the sister city relationship between Wa and IEPER City in Belgium, was established in 2007 but collapsed in 2011 due to management difficulties.

The Wa Municipal Assembly, unhappy with the situation, decided to open up for private partnership in order to help manage and inject the needed capital into the refurbishment of the factory and Ndaana Ghana Limited won the bid to partner with the assembly to resurrect the fruit juice factory.

Mr. Gregory Lankono, Director, Ndaana Ghana Limited, said a total amount of 1.4 million Ghana cedis is needed to completely refurbish the factory.

He said this when Mr. Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha, the Wa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), visited the facility in the company of press men.

Mr. Lankono said raw materials such as mango, water melon and pineapple are available and gave the assurance that by the end of September, 2016 they would commence production.

Mr. Putiaha said he was happy that very soon the factory would once again commence production of fruit juice, create jobs for the youth and also create market for fruit producers.

The MCE also visited the construction of the Wa Airport site where he was told by Kwaw Solomon-Ayeh, Resident Engineer, Ghana Airport Company Limited, that the facility would be ready by theend of September, 2016.

 

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