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Akufo-Addo Commissions 1D1F Tomato Processing Factory In Afienya

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President Akufo-Addo has commissioned a $23 million dollars tomato processing factory at Afienya in the Shia Osu-doku Constituency of the Greater Accra Region as part of Government’s “One District, One Factory” (1D1F) policy.

The total investment of the Leefound Food Stuff Ghana Limited is about $23 million US dollars, covering an area of about 60,000 square meters, including comprehensive production workshop, finished products warehouse, raw materials warehouse, packaging materials warehouse, office buildings, among others.

The facility currently has three tomato paste filling production lines and their auxiliary production equipment, with an estimated annual output of 54,000 tons of tomato paste.

The factory will among others apply the double-mixing technique to mix ingredients, which will improve the speed of mixing and increase the production capacity. Four numbers of tin-plate equipment have been installed in the factory and they will produce different sizes of products ranging from 210 grams, 400 grams, 800 grams, 2200 grams, 3000 grams to 4500 grams.

Speaking at a ceremony to formally open the Greenhouse International Development Group’s Ghana Bright International Free Zone and to commission Leefound Food Stuff Ghana Limited, President Akufo-Addo, said “Shia Osu-doku like the rest of Ghana is going to see serious transformation in the period of the Akufo-Addo Presidency.

“I want you to give our Chinese friends and promoters your maximum support and cooperation so that they can make a success of this investment” President Akufo-Addo said to the Chiefs and People of the Area as well as the staff of the company.

Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng, in his speech indicated that Ghana has one of the highest per capita consumption of tomatoes, and that, according to available statistics, Ghana imported in 2018 alone, almost $100 million dollar worth of fresh tomatoes mostly from Burkina Faso.

“The importation of processed tomatoes is even a multiple of what we import compared to fresh tomatoes. So you can understand that there is a major opportunity for import substitution in Ghana for tomatoes and tomato products and that is why we must commend and celebrate what we are witnessing today as a major step in the import substitution programme for tomatoes and tomato products” the Trade Minister Alan Kyeremanteng stated.

Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang, in his remarks noted that Ghana and China enjoy profound traditional friendship and Chinese companies are willing to invest and develop in Ghana. He further indicated that the entire free zone area, when completed, will create several jobs for the people of the Shai Osu-Doku Constituency.

“This free zone is an act in support of the” One District One Factory” policy initiated by Ghana Government and plans to introduce one hundred factories and one thousand stores in the area which can create jobs, introduced technology, provide training and so on. The benefits are far beyond expectation”, Ambassador Ting Wang said.

He urged Mr. Gao Jian of the Greenhouse International Development Group Ghana Limited, promoter of the Ghana Bright International Free Zone and Mr. Wan Shoupeng of the Leefound Food Stuff Ghana Limited to ensure that they abide by the rules and regulations governing business operations in Ghana and to work hard to make the Fee Zone facility and the tomato processing factory a successful venture.

Source: dailyguidenetwork.com

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“Jean Mensa Will Die In A Car Accident Very Soon” – Ibrah 1 Drops Another Deep Prophecy

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Bipolar famous seer and now investigator, Ibrah 1; has revealed that the current EC boss, Mrs Jean Mensah will perish in a gory lorry accident very soon say bye-bye to Ghanaians.

According to Ibrah 1, the EC boss will die in a car accident. He further added that a male EC boss will be appointed and there will never be in the history of Ghana where there will be a female EC chairperson once again.

This follows after the Supreme Court of Ghana unanimously dismissed the election petition brought before it by the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2020 elections, John Dramani Mahama.

 

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Kidnappers Of Takoradi Girls Sentenced To Death

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The Sekondi High Court Presided over by Justice Richard Agyei Frimpong has sentenced to death two Nigerians, Sam Udeotuk Wills and John Orji for their involvement in the kidnapping and murder of four girls.

The judgement comes after a seven-member jury found them guilty on all the eight counts of the charge of conspiracy to murder and murder.

Justice Agyei Frimpong who reminded the counsel of the two convicts of their right to appeal within a 30-day window, gave the verdict after close to three hours sitting.

Source: Citinewsroom

 

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Don’t take alcohol after COVID-19 vaccine

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Former Ghana’s deputy minister of health Dr Okoe Boye has sounded a strong caution to drunkards not to drink alcohol after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

The medical Doctor advised the general public that one can only take in an alcohol after 48-72 hours from the time you had been vaccinated.

Speaking on Peace’s FM morning show, Dr Okoe indicated the vaccines have been developed and passed through clinical examination which is aimed to build a strong immune system against diseases.

Ghana got her first batch (600,000) of the vaccines last month under the COVAX vaccine program. The west African country is expected to take delivery of 42 million of the vaccine to fight against the virus.

Though some Ghanaians have raised concerns over the efficacy of the virus, we have witnessed more people with much desire in rush to take their jabs.

However Dr Okoe has been admonishing people especially drunkards to very careful not to take alcohol until after 48-72 hours.

“48 to 72 hours after the vaccine, even if you’re someone who drinks daily; avoid . . . so that when the vaccine triggers its process, at least in 48 hours (two days to three days), the foundation for producing your ‘soldiers’; it is well on course,” he stressed.

 

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