The management of the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices factory says the factory will be commercially ready in 20 days. This means Ghanaians could find some of their products on the market for Christmas.
The factory is the first fruit processing factory to be established under the One-District-One-Factory by the Akufo-Addo led government. It is expected to produce 300 million packs of juice annually for local consumption and export.
The structural and engineering aspects of the factory, managers of the company say is almost complete as workers are putting finishing touches to the work they started almost two years ago. The 8 million dollar facility which officially commenced in March 2018 now has over 400 workers including out-growers.
Joy News reporter, Richard Kwadwo Nyarko, spoke to the Operations Director of the factory, Frederick Kobina Acquah concerning the progress they have made so far. According to him, the factory is still in the process of securing its final certification from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) after which full production will commence.
“We are getting ready for full production. We remember after the trial, we have to pick samples and send it to the food and drugs authority. So we have done that and are working to get the final certification”.