The Board of Directors and Management of Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Limited have commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for officially opening the Ekumfi Fruit Juice Processing Factory last week.
According to a statement signed by Chief Operating Officer of the company Frederick Kobbyna Acquaah: “We wish to express our profound gratitude to God Almighty and to H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, also known as Nana Oyeadze Nokwarfo I of Ekumfi Traditional Area, for his vision, unflinching support, direction and passion to industrialise Ghana through the One-District-One-Factory Programme, of which Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Ltd. is proudly the first.
“We are also grateful to Odeefo Akyin VIII, Paramount Chief of Ekumfi Traditional Area, under whose auspices the commissioning of the factory was held, and all the paramount chiefs who were invited to grace the occasion. We are indeed humbled.”
The statement added: “We would like to express our gratitude to Gifty Ohene Konadu, the National Coordinator of One-District-One-Factory, for her dedication, sacrifice and personal involvement in our project and the One-District-One-Factory secretariat, as well as the CEO, Board of Directors and Management of Ghana Exim Bank who financed the project.
“Also, our special thanks go to the following, without whom the project would not have been possible. The CEO, Board of Directors and Management of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) for enrolling the company on a programme to receive planting materials (pineapple suckers), in support of our raw material base.
“Ekumfi Pineapple Outgrowers Association, Greenfields and Foods Ghana Ltd.; the Central Region Minister, Kwamena Duncan, and His Deputy Adjei Baffour; the Member of Parliament for Ekumfi and Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Francis Kingsley Ato Codjoe; the District Chief Executive, Benard Bright Grant; and the District Assembly Central Region Industrial Development Agenda,” it said.
“We acknowledge the immense support and cooperation of the following government organs: Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), and Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL). We cherish the continuous support and cooperation of the Chiefs and People of Ekumfi. We are grateful to the people of Ghana,” it said.
The Ekumfi Fruits and Juices factory processes 100% natural juices in three great variants – Pineapple, Pine-Ginja and Pine-Tropic – under the brand names Ekumfi Pure Juice and Eku Juice.