Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Bodukwan Multi-Fruit Processing Factory at Sabin Nkrofuom in the Ashanti Region under the government’s flagship programme, One-district, One-factory. The factory has an installed capacity to process three tonnes of fruits per hour and can run three shifts in a day, translating into 72 tonnes of seven different fruits per day, including mangoes, pineapples, watermelons and tomatoes, into concentrates for export and the domestic market.
Currently, the company has a 600-acre mango plantation at Bonte in the Nkoranza North District; a 300-acre oil palm plantation at Ofoase in the Asante Akim South District, a 300-acre teak plantation at Drobonso in the Sekyere Afram Plains District and an ongoing plantation of Kenaf, which is expected to reach 2,000 acres by 2022, also at Bonte.
President Akufo-Addo commissioned the factory yesterday, the second day of his three-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region. The ceremony, which was witnessed by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, included the inspection of green houses and the Royal Jute Factory.