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Business News of Wednesday, 26 February 2020


Today in 2015: Komenda Sugar Factory to generate its own electricity

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Following the energy crisis that hit Ghana in 2015, site manager for Komenda Sugar Factory, Srinivasa Rao announced that the factory will be generating three megawatts of electricity from the accumulated residue of the sugarcane produced in the factory to keep the company running.

Elaborating more on his statement, he stated that two megawatts of the power generated would be used in the factory whiles the one megawatt would be channelled to the national grid for residents living in and around Komenda to benefit from.

Read the story orginally published in 2015 by GNA below

The site manager in charge of the new Komenda Sugar Factory, Mr. Srinivasa Rao, has said after sugar production the accumulated residue of the sugarcane would be used to generate three megawatts (MW) of electricity.

Two megawatts would be used in the factory and the remainder would be added unto the national grid for the Komenda community and beyond.

This is to ensure that the company gets constant supply of electricity when it starts operation considering the energy problems that the country is facing.

Mr. Rao made this known on Tuesday when the Central Regional communication team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) visited the factory.

He said the end product after the production of the sugar would be stored in a 4,000 cubic meter molasses tank to be turned into alcohol, ethanol and industrial spirit to be used by hospitals and other companies.

He said equipment for the start of the factory would be brought in next month and in four to five months some operations would start until the whole project is completed in December.

Mr Rao water and electricity supply as their major problems that had hindered progress of work and that they were running behind schedule with 30% of work done so far.

He appealed to the government to provide them with the necessary support in order to complete the project on scheduled.

The communication team also visited the Benya Bridge at Elmina and the Elmina Fish Processing Company where work is progressing with the bridget 65% complete and the Fish processing company is 60% complete.

When the team led by Mr. Kwesi Dawood got to the Cape Coast Stadium and the Kotokuraba market, the situation was not different as work was progressing. Both contractors expressed optimism that the projects would be completed and handed over to the government on scheduled.