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General News of Friday, 9 March 2018


Komenda chief fumes over ‘white elephant’ sugar factory

Omanhen of Komenda Traditional Area, Nana Kojo Kru II, has registered his displeasure about the seeming collapse of the Komenda Sugar Factory in the Central region.

According to him, the machines are rotting and the building is deteriorating due to government inaction and unwillingness to start work.

The Komenda Sugar Factory, set up to provide 7,300 direct and indirect jobs, remains shut, two years after its inauguration.

The defunct sugar factory revived by the erstwhile Mahama government was supposed to bring life back to a dormant town with many unemployed youth and efforts by the Ministry of Trade and Industry to reactivate the multi-million dollar factory is yet to bear fruits.

Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Friday, Nana Kojo Kru II said they were sad at the turn of events.

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He revealed that the landowners are giving him a lot of pressure since majority of them are yet to receive their compensation.

The Komenda chief indicated that the reopening of the factory has done little to impact in their lives, especially the unemployed youth in the area.

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As an immediate measure, Nana Kojo Kru II appealed to government to expedite action on plans to get investors to operate the factory.