The establishment of a sugar factory under the government’s One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) initiative at Fawoman in the Banda District of the Bono Region has begun. The Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bui Power Authority (BPA), Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, visited the facility to see how is progressing.
The facility, which is expected to begin full production by the end of 2024 is being done through an equity agreement between the Bui Sugar Limited, a Chinese company, and the Bui Power Authority (BPA).
Mr. Dzamesi said it is expected that the facility would provide about 1,500 direct employment and more than 5,000 indirect employment when it was in full operation.
Under the initiative, BPA has provided a total of 13,000 acres of land to the Bui Sugar Limited for the cultivation of sugarcane plantation to feed the factory when it begins operation.
When the entire 13,000 or 6,000 hectares of land provided under the collaboration is cultivated and the factory starts full operation, it is expected to produce a total of 60,000 metric tonnes of raw sugar annually for local consumption and for export.
So far, 250 acres out of the 1,200 acres of land which has been cleared, has been cultivated with sugarcane.
Source: Graphic online/By: Daniel Afari