1D1F-Ashanti Region: New Kasapreko factory starts production
- New Kasapreko factory under government's 1D1F starts operation in Ashanti Region
- The $20 million project was supported by Eximbank loan facility
- The 1D1F programme is a government of Ghana policy undertaking a massive industrialisation campaign across the country
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The National Coordinator of the One-district, one-factory (1D1F) programme, Mrs. Gifty Ohene-Konadu, has inspected progress of a new factory being set up by beverage giant, Kasapreko, in the Ashanti Regional town of Tanoso (Atwima Nwabiagya District).
Set up on a 10,000 metre square property, the yet-to-be-commissioned structure, which is almost completed and has already commenced production of a number of Kasapreko brands, and will augment operations at the current Tanoso manufacturing complex, producing an estimated 85,000 bottles of various products by the company.
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The new Tanoso complex is part of government's flagship One-district, one-factory initiative, which assisted the beverage company to access a $20 million Eximbank loan for the construction of the project, which is expected to create 3,000 direct and indirect jobs for the youth, particularly inhabitants of the area.
Completion of the multi-purpose facility, which was commenced in January, comes a full month ahead of schedule.
Following her tour of the multi-million-dollar facility, Mrs. Ohene-Konadu stated how impressed she was by Kasapreko, at the expeditious completion of the project. She was particularly pleasantly surprised when it was communicated to her that production of some of the company's best-known items had already started.
Kasapreko CEO, Mr. Richrad Adjei, on his part, expressed how profoundly grateful his outfit was to the government of Ghana for the 1D1F initiative, whose proactiveness has ensured the realisation of this new frontier by Kasapreko.
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Set up three decades ago at Nungua in Accra, Kasapreko is today, the largest producer of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol in the country, and boasts of the most diverse product range for variant consumer preferences.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has revealed that more than 80% of the factory workers have tested negative now.
He said the 533 workers of a fish-processing factory in Tema who came in contact with the virus through a colleague are ‘fast’ responding to treatment.
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