Tag Archives: Komenda sugar factory

Ackon-Mensah asks: Central Region, a helpless victim of unplanned projects?

The John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library in Cape Coast

Its diverse national accolades have in the past and recent years, been contrasted with very unfortunate tags on itself. It is the fourth poorest region in the country despite its agriculture, fishing and the high level of brisk business which goes on in one of its towns, which is arguably the most expanding urban area in West Africa, Kasoa. The ...

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Private investors to take over Komenda sugar factory– Gov’t

Government intends to leave both the running of the Komenda Sugar Factory and the cultivation of sugarcane to feed the factory in the hands of private investors. The decision is part of government’s agenda to revive the $35 million Indian Exim Bank facility that has been inactive since it was launched in May 2016. A Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, ...

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Komenda Sugar Factory: Ahomka Lindsay to face PAC over perjury

The Deputy Minister of Trade, Robert Ahomka Lindsay, could be hauled before the Public Accounts Committee for allegedly peddling untruths about the Komenda Sugar Factory, including a claim that factory did not produce any sugar. This follows a petition by the former Secretary to the Management Board of the Factory, Ransford Vanni-Amoah, accusing Mr. Lindsay of perjury. Speaking to Citi ...

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Dormant Komenda Sugar Factory hurt my business – Henry Lartey

The leader of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey, is the latest to add his voice to calls on the government to revive the inactive Komenda Sugar Factory. The GCPP 2016 flag bearer, who is also an exporter of food crops and other products, has had to abandon his 100,000-acre sugarcane farm he started earlier this ...

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Komenda factory sugarcane now being sold to Akpeteshie producers

Sugarcane farmers who had hopes of cultivating to supply the Komenda Sugar factory have now been compelled to sell to producers of the local gin popularly known as Akpeteshie. These sugarcane farmers invested heavily in their farms following strong encouragement and assurances from officials of the Komenda Sugar Factory that their produce would be bought. However, months after their investment, they tell ...

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Gov’t should stop whining about Komenda factory – Murtala Mohammed

The Akufo-Addo government should stop whining about the  Komenda Sugar Factory and deal with its issues, a former Deputy Trade Minister, Murtala Mohammed has stated. Concerns about the viability of the factory have come up again after it was revealed that factory still lack raw materials to commence work, but Mr. Mohammed believes the issues being raised are insincere. When ...

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Komenda Sugar Factory still not ready for full operations – Minister

It appears the Komenda Sugar Factory will idle longer than expected, as a myriad of challenges including the lack of raw materials have stalled full operations. A Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka Lindsay outlined the challenges that have prevented the factory which was commissioned for work to start in May 2016 by former President John Mahama. Highlighting ...

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Gov’t to engage farmers as shareholders in Komenda Sugar factory

Sugar cane farmers could be engaged in the running of the Komenda Sugar factory in the Central Region as part of government’s plan for the factory, Minister Nominee for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen has said. Government is looking at involving farmers in the development of a sugar cane plantation and giving them shares in the processing facility, Mr. Kyerematen indicated to Parliament’s ...

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Komenda Sugar Factory to resume operations in November

The Komenda Sugar Factory in the Central Region will resume operations in November, Secretary to the Board of Governors of the company, Ransford Vanni-Amoah has said. According to him, the factory, which has been shut down for the past three months, is set to be transferred to a new Chief Executive Officer and a Ghanaian management team before it resumes operations ...

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