GB Foods, a leading food manufacturing company and producers of Ghana’s favourite Gino and Pomo range of products, has expanded its production line by commissioning a state-of-the-art tomato canning line in Tema.
Built at a total cost of $ 5million, the state-of-the-art tomato canning is aimed at reducing the amount of raw materials imported in the manufacturing of the company’s products, thereby offering more employment opportunities to Ghanaians.
Commission the production line, Artur Carrula, President of Agrolimen, parent company of GBFoods said the company is committed to investing in Africa and Ghana.
“With the support of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Ministry of Trade and Industry, we are working to identify locations for two contiguous farmlands of 7,000 acres each on which we will construct two industrial farms each with an integrated factory to process tomatoes. We will sell in Ghana and also exports to other African countries taking advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement”.
“We estimate that on completion of these two projects, GBFoods would have invested over $70million of investments and create over 5,000 jobs, earn FX for Ghana”, he Said
On his part, General Manager for GB Foods Ghana, David Kofi Afflu said the company will continue to invest and help expand Ghana’s economy.
“Apart from the tomatoes processing line, this state-of-the-art facility also has a curry processing line. We believe in Ghana and remain committed in driving investments to grow our footprint in the county. Today’s commissioning is a demonstration of our deep level of commitment to this cause and we shall not relent on this effort”, he stated
Gracing the occasion as Special Guest of Honor, President Nana Akufo-Addo, was optimistic of the success of the new GBFoods tomato canning line and pledged government’s support.
“GBFoods has lived to its promise of providing nutritious products to the people of Ghana. It gladdens my heart to see this expansion project”, he maintained
In conclusion, GB Foods promised to provide the enabling environment to aid in the fight against food security.