The Komenda Sugar factory has yet to produce its first white sugar for consumption, Radio XYZ News can confirm.
Central Region correspondent William Sabin reports the factory is still in the production process and has only gotten to the brown sugar with sulpher stage of production.
His reports follow speculations the company has produced its first sugar for consumption.
Social media is replete with pictures of the brown sugar with sulpher packaged in white containers with songs of praise for government.
But William Sabin, who went to the production site, reports, the brown sugar with sulphur is not for consumption.
According to him, the brown sugar was meant to be tested as part of the production process but some of it, somehow, found its way into already packaged containers as finished products and displayed on social media.
Meanwhile, the PRO of the Company Michael Daisy had told William Sabin it would take between 48 to 72 hours for the entire production process to be completed.
With almost a month into production, William Sabin said the managers of the factory are still test running the process and its difficult to track the time table for the production.
He was emphatic however that the company was yet to produce it first batch of sugar to be consumed.
Central Region Minister, Kweku Ricketts Hagan at a governance for the people forum brought with him samples of the sugar to show to the people of central region how far they had gone with the production.
He said officials of the trade ministry will be heading to the factory to start the packaging process once the production is complete, William Sabin reported.
Communications Minister, Dr Edward Omane Boamah said the Komenda is a testament that government is on track in its quest to develop the country.
According to him, a ceramic and tiles manufacturing factory is also about to be completed at the Free Zones enclave to provide jobs for the people.
“That is the sound management of the economy. That is the mark of a president who will not sacrifice the plight of the people just with an excuse that there were global economic volatilities.
“That is why the agenda for transformation is built on diversification and value addition, so that we can ensure import substitution.
“This sugar sitting right here also epitomizes import substitution. We may have imported this sugar from elsewhere…” he said, adding government will add more sugar factories across the country.