The New Patriotic Party’s Loyal Ladies distributed Eku Juice and other products from factories constructed under the government’s 1D1F programme on the sidelines of the governing party’s National Delegates Conference on Sunday, 22 December 2019.
According to a leader of the NPP Loyal Ladies, Riftka Ayim, over 20,000 boxes of Eku Juice and potato bread and chips from Casa de Ropa, were distributed at the conference venue.
The Loyal Ladies leader expressed excitement with the acceptance of the locally-made products by Ghanaians and hoped the demand for the products will be sustained.
There was excitement in Parliament, especially among the Majority Caucus, recently, when a pack of Eku Juice produced by the Ekumfi Fruit factory, popped up in the lawmaking chamber during the 2020 budget debate.
he Minister of Information and MP for Ofoase Ayirebi, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, displayed the well-packaged juice on Monday, 18 November 2019, while contributing to the budget debate.
He used it to demonstrate how the One District-One Factory programme of the government has benefitted the country.
Mr Nkrumah told the house that many of the flagship programmes were yielding results including the factories under the 1D1F.
“When we rolled out the 1D1F programme, there was a lot of mockery but that flagship programme, in addition to the stimulus package that was provided, is beginning to bear fruit. I hold in my hands here ‘Eku Juice’ from the Ekumfi Juice Factory soon to be rolled out onto the market. Another project of the Akufo-Addo administration in the Central Region which was subjected to so much ridicule, but today that flagship programme is beginning to bear fruit”, he said.
The USD8 million project, which officially commenced in March 2018, now has 400 workers including out-growers.
It is estimated that the Ekumfi Juice Factory would create 5,000 direct out-grower jobs within the community and its environs.
The factory can process about 300,000,000 packs of juice annually for the local market and export, and would generate close to GHS530 million in revenue.
Source: Class FM