Good news as Komenda Sugar factory starts full operation[WATCH]

The Komenda Sugar Factory has finally started processing of unrefined sugar after it was closed many years.

A video shared on social media by Mr. Eugene Arhin shows that the factory is now operating after year’s of non-operation.

The Komenda sugar factory, built at a cost of $35million from an Indian Exim Bank facility, was inaugurated by Mr. Mahama in May 2016, amid pomp and ceremony.

With a capacity to crush 1,250 tonnes of sugarcane per day, the factory was expected to change Ghana’s dependence on sugar imports. As of 2016, Ghana’s annual sugar requirement was estimated at 375,000 tonnes.

The factory was also expected to generate energy for its production activities and produce by-products such as molasses for the alcohol industry.

But many challenges, including the unreliable supply of sugar cane for continuous processing after the preliminary test run, stifled the leading operations of the company, leading to its closure a few weeks after the inauguration.

Watch the video below;