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Komenda Sugar Factory to shut down after producing 100 bags

The bags of sugar are expected to hit the market soon, the Central Regional Minister, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, said at a people's forum in Cape Coast in the Central Regional.

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Ricketts-Hagan displayed two containers of sugar from the factory as evidence that the factory is working.

The display of the products was a subtle criticism of the opposition New Patriotic Party who questioned the viability of the factory after it emerged that the factory was shut down two days after it was commissioned by the president.

The 100 bags of sugar were produced on test run and the factory is expected to shut down afterward.

The 35 million factory came to life through an Indian Exim Bank Loan and will require 1,300 sugarcane daily.

Ricketts-Hagan said government was committed to reviving collapsed factories and building new ones to create thousands jobs.

The bags of sugar were packaged in white sacks with inscription "Komenda Sugar Company Limited LTD, White Sugar, 50kg, Made in Ghana."

The company is expected to shut down for routine maintenance later this month and resume operation in November.

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