The minister for trade and industry, Ekwow Spio Garbrah, has stated that there is no risk of the newly commissioned Komenda Sugar Factory collapsing.
Some members of the public, including the minority in parliament, have questioned the viability and sustainability of the factory, predicting that it would collapse in no time.
They, especially, point to what they say is the lack of raw material – sugarcane – to feed the factory.
They also state that a recent announcement by the government that the Komenda Sugar Factory would shut down for six months for maintenance is proof that all is not well.
But in a reaction on Accra-based Citi FM on Friday, Mr Spio Garbrah said factory was in perfect condition and that it was 100% ready to produce.
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He said the fact that a factory required raw materials did not mean it was not ready to produce.
The minister said the factory would undergo testing to ensure that it met the requirements for sugar production before it would begin full production.
Mr Spio Garbrah added that the government had invited chiefs in the Central Region and Western Region to provide lands on which sugarcane would be grown for feeding the factory.