Iran to build chocolate factory in Ghana

August 8, 2017
Source: Kizito Cudjoe/thebftonline.com/Ghana
Iran to build chocolate factory in Ghana

The government of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Iran towards the construction of a 30,000 metric tonnes capacity Chocolate Factory in Ghana.

The project is expected to be executed and managed by Shirin Arsal Food Industrial Group, a major food processing factory in Iran.

The Minister of Food and Agriculture of Ghana, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, signed on behalf of Ghana with the vice president of Shirin Arsal, Mr. Amir Taghdisi, also signing on behalf of his company, at a ceremony in Tehran.

The project is tabled to commence after final negotiations are concluded in Accra before the end of this year.

The facility will have state of the art processing technology. Chocolate products from the factory are expected to be distributed through the company's global network of 63 countries.

According to the Ministry, the project forms part of the government’s promise to improve the local cocoa industry and enhance value addition.

The Minister of Food and Agriculture of Ghana is in Iran for a three-day investment visit which among others expected to strengthen bilateral ties with Ghana and the Arab giants.