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Bui Sugar Factory Limited to Start Sugar Production

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The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has leased a portion of its land to the Bui Sugar Factory Limited to help meet Ghana’s sugar needs by producing 60,000 tons of sugar annually.

The sugar factory, which is located in Fawoman, Banda District, Bono Region, has established a sugar-cane plantation to provide raw materials for the sugar production process.

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The CEO of the Authority, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, made the announcement during a tour of the plantation by the Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu Banahene.

Mr. Dzamesi revealed that the Bui Sugar Factory Limited was established as a result of an equity share agreement between the Authority and Chinese investors, who plan to produce 60,000 tons of sugar on 13,000 acres of land.

To date, 250 acres of land have already been developed as sugar-cane plantation to supply the factory with raw materials for production.

The Bui Sugar Factory is part of the government’s One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative aimed at promoting industrialization across the country, and has already created job opportunities for about 500 people from surrounding communities.

According to Mr. Dzamesi, when the factory becomes fully operational, it is expected to employ 1,500 people directly and create 500,000 indirect jobs for the youth.

The Managing Director of the company, Yan Wai Hua, explained that the company had dug out dams to irrigate the sugar-cane farms, ensuring an all-year production of sugar.

The Regional Minister, Justina Owusu Banahene, commended the Bui Power Authority for its foresight in partnering with Bui Sugar Factory Limited, which she believes will help to reduce the country’s high sugar importation.

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