Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyeremanteng has intimated to Parliament that the Komenda Sugar Factory is currently undergoing major repair works with the projection to undertake a production test run by the end of July 2022.
Responding to a question about the current state of the factory in Parliament on Tuesday June 28, he explained that the turbine for the electricity production has been overhauled and currently under production test.
“Mr Speaker, the Komenda Sugar Factory us currently undergoing major retooling and repair works which is about 98 per cent complete. with the projection to undertake a production test run by the end of July this year,” he said.
“With respect to civil works, the whole factory building and ware house has been reroofed to stop leakages and corrosion. Raw material warehouse as well as the fencing of the entire factory premise are currently under construction,” he said while giving updates on some of the works that have been completed regarding the factory.
The Factory, commissioned by former President John Dramani Mahama before the 2016 election, has been under lock and key mainly because managers of the factory say there are not enough raw materials to feed the factory.
However, President Nana Akufo-Addo after assuming office in January 2017, has given two separate timelines for the factory to begin operation, yet that has not been actualised.