Extensive research caused delay in putting up Ekumfi factory – Operations Director

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The Director of Operations of the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory has revealed that the construction and subsequent production in the factory delayed as a result of the extensive research that the managers had to conduct before embarking on the project.

President Nana Akufo-Addo cut sod for commencement of work on the factory in August 2017 at a ceremony organized to launch the government’s flagship policy, 1 District, 1 Factory.

Rumours were ripe that the factory will never see the light of day due to delay of work.

Deputy National Organiser of the NDC, Chief Biney Hamilton who is a native of Ekumfi once reported that the factory was now employing grasscutters instead of employing people.

“The factory is only present on the signboard…there’s not a single block at the place…it is now the playing ground of grasscutters and other animals…the site is now employing grasscutters and hence hunters in Ekumfi now go there on a daily basis in search of game…,” Chief Biney said three months after the cutting of sod for the project to commence.

Reacting to this on Angel 102.9FM’s Accountable to the People on Wednesday, Fredrick Kobbynna Acquahh, the Operations Director of the factory said production delayed because the Managers were still researching into the production of fruit juice.

“When people were making fun of the factory, we were conducting research, we conducted lots of research in several countries including Nigeria, Europe and several other places…,” he said.

Mr Acquahh further said that the intensive research caused them to change several things including ‘the size of the factory floor’.

He further noted that the constant research into the production will make their fruit juice a better product than several on the market.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonleingh.com | KWAKU NTI

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