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.
“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.