The National Coordinator of the One-district, one-factory (1D1F) programme, Mrs. Gifty Ohene-Konadu, has inspected progress of work on a new factory being set up by beverage giant, Kasapreko, in the Ashanti Regional town of Tanoso (Atwima Nwabiagya District).
Set up on a 10,000 metre square property, the yet-to-be-commissioned structure, which is almost completed and has already commenced production of a number of Kasapreko brands, and will augment operations at the current Tanoso manufacturing complex, producing an estimated 85,000 bottles of various products by the company.
The new Tanoso complex is part of government’s flagship One-district, one-factory initiative, which assisted the beverage company to access a $20 million Eximbank loan for the construction of the project, which is expected to create 3,000 direct and indirect jobs for the youth, particularly inhabitants of the area.
Completion of the multi-purpose facility, which was commenced in January, comes a full month ahead of schedule.
Following her tour of the multi-million-dollar facility, Mrs. Ohene-Konadu said she was impressed by the progress of work on the project.
She was particularly pleasantly surprised when it was communicated to her that production of some of the company’s best-known items had already started.
Kasapreko CEO, Mr. Richrad Adjei, on his part, expressed gratitude to the government for the 1D1F initiative leading to the expansion of the company’s operations.
Set up three decades ago at Nungua in Accra, Kasapreko is, today, the largest producer of carbonated soft drinks and alcohol in the country, and boasts of the most diverse product range for variant consumer preferences.