Akufo-Addo commissions Rice processing factory
A rice processing factory has been commissioned at the Sewfi Akontombra district in the Western North region by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Date Created : 11/15/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author :

The GHs 6.7 million facility, has an output of between 1.5 tonnes and 2.8 tonnes of processed rice per hour.

The processing plants at the factory include modern parboiling, milling, packaging plants and a standby generator and a mechanised borehole to supply the facility with water.

It also has a fully furnished office accommodation for staff, a conference room, laboratory and a canteen.

The Factory was constructed under the One-district, One-factory (1D1F) Common User Facility (CUF), which is an agro-industrial factory established by the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Executive at the factory, who briefed the President, said the facility would employ about 118 people, including management professionals, factory floor workers and plantation workers who would work on a nucleus rice farm.

In addition, over 600 farmers from the Sefwi Akontombra District and neighbouring communities will be directly engaged to supply paddy rice for processing.

The Sefwi Akontombra CUF is expected to be owned by farmer-based organisations and other value chain actors within the selected commodities.

The CUFs will be managed by top-notch management professionals and technicians who will be recruited competitively by the Ministry of Trade and Industry through the REP to ensure the profitability and growth of the factory.