A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Arthur Kennedy, has condemned policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, for suggesting the newly commissioned Komenda Sugar Factory will fail.
His comment comes after IMANI vice-president, Kofi Bentil, said on Accra-based Joy FM that the factory would produce "more propaganda than sugar".
While condemning Mr Bentil's remark are "worthless" and "unfortunate", Dr Kennedy said Ghanaians must be excited by the new factory.
He said it followed the Kufuor model for reviving the aluminum industry and for re-activating the Pwalugu tomato factory.
He said the factory also actualised the view of NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, that the country should add value its raw materials.
Dr Kennedy said the Komenda Sugar Factory would revive sugar cane production and bring wealth to farmers while hiring thousands of factory hands.
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"It will save us foreign exchange that otherwise would have gone to the importation of sugar.
Until there is evidence that it is being managed badly, let us celebrate it, together with the President who built it," he said.