His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has today commissioned
Asantehene’s Multi Fruit Processing Factory to commence operations.
Bodukwan, the name of the Multi Fruit Processing factory has timely been put up to provide various opportunities to the Youth and those in crop production in Ghana.
The President of Ghana was joined by Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for the grand commissioning of the factory.
Other dignitaries who joined the President and Otumfuo were Chairman of Council of State, Nana Otuo Siribuo, Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Alan John Kyeremateng, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie, Former General Secretary of New Patriotic Party, Kwabena Adjei Agyapong, Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, Bernard Antwi Bosiako and others.
Bodukwan Holding Company is an indigenous Ghanaian Conglomerate with interest in farming, Agro processing and Jute sacs production.
Established in 2000, Bodukwan Farms now consist of mango plantation, teak plantation and oil palm plantation.
Bodukwan Holdings has grown consistently over the last 20 years and today comprises three (3) independent subsidiary companies.
The Subsidiaries are:
• Bodukwan Multi fruit Processing Company
• Bodukwan Farms Limited
• Royal Jute Company
Bodukwan multifruit Processing factory has acquired a 3-ton per hour multifruit processing plant from Tropical Food Machinery Company in Italy to process about six varieties of fruit and vegetables into concentrates for export and also domestic use.
The company which is situated at Sabin-Akrofrom in the Ashanti region will be a solution to many people who are in crop production.
Farmers who are in crop production have always been hollering for a storage facility that can store their crops after harvesting.
The annual ritual of fruits going waste on farmlands in Ghana will soon be a thing of the past following the establishment of fruit processing factory.
It is estimated that about a third of farm produce in Ghana go waste due to lack or poor storage facilities and other post-harvest issues. It is for this reason that many have called for value addition especially in the fruit sector.
Source: Opemsuo.com / Sasu Danquah.