The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, today, Thursday May 20, 2021, commissioned Nano Foods Limited to begin operations.
The local pineapple processing factory is under one of the Government of Ghana’s popular initiatives – the One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative intended to set up “at least one medium to large scale factory in each of the administrative districts of the country” to create jobs for Ghanaians.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the rehabilitated factory has already employed about a hundred youth in Nsawam.
He added that it can process and package up to 6,000 metric tons of pineapples in a year.
“Nano Foods, which has already provided about 100 direct jobs to the youth in the area, can process and package up to 6,000 mT of pineapple fruits into pineapple juice per annum.”
The fruit processing factory was formerly known as Astek Limited which produced the popular Ghanaian beverage Refresh juice.
The indigenous company however has been defunct since 2009, but was revamped as Nano foods under the 1D1F initiative by the government to process pineapples for both the local and foreign markets.
“We add value to pineapple fruits from farms located mainly in the Eastern and Central regions of Ghana, for sale into the Western European, U.S.A. and Middle Eastern markets.” Nano Foods Company Limited has said.
The free zone enterprise is expected to create about 200 direct and indirect jobs respectively.
The Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Hon. Frank Annoh-Dompreh, in whose jurisdiction the factory is located has been praised for his pivotal role leading to the revamping of Nano Foods Ltd.