GB Foods, leading food manufacturing company and producers of Ghana’s favourite Gino and Pomo range of products, have expanded its production line by opening a state-of-the-art tomato canning line in Tema.
Built at a total cost of US$5million, this state-of-the-art tomato cannery 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.
Gracing the occasion as Special Guest of Honor, President Nana Addo Dankwa 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. We shall continue to provide you with the enabling environs to thrive and succeed,” the president added.
Commissioning the production line, Artur Carrula, President of Agrolimen – parent company of GBFoods – said: “GBFoods is committed to investing in Africa and Ghana for that matter. 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 tomato concentrate that we will use in Ghana and also export 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 US$70million of investments, create over 5,000 jobs, and earn FX for Ghana,” he added.
On his part, David Kofi Afflu, General Manager of GBFoods Ghana, said: “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 investment to grow our footprint in the country. Today’s commissioning is a demonstration of our deep level of commitment to this cause and we shall not relent on this effort”.