American agribusiness Cargill wrapped up a $13 million project to boost the grinding capacity of its Tema, Ghana cocoa processing plant. Local news organizations reported that the President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and company officials attended a commissioning event at the location on November 26.
The investment increased the plant’s grind capacity from about 75,000 tn/yr to 90,000 tn/yr and created additional new direct jobs, coverage by PeaceFM Online said.
Cargill opened the cocoa processing plant in Tema in 2008 and serves food and confectionery markets in the country and abroad from the location, Ghana Broadcasting Corp. said in its rendering of the plant’s inauguration.
“This kind of investment can serve as an engine to jump-start new economic activities,” the president of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Harold Poelma, said in an account by GhanaWeb.com. “It’s part of our ongoing effort to build sustainable, local agri-food businesses, diversify revenue streams and support a thriving cocoa sector.”
Powder & Bulk Solids reported earlier this month that Cargill wrapped up a $100 million capacity expansion project at its Yopougon, Côte d’Ivoire cocoa processing plant. The site is now the biggest cocoa grinding operation in Africa.