The Elmina Fish Processing Factory located at the Elmina Marine Park in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo -Abrem (KEEA), Municipality is over 70% complete. The project when completed would process fish waste into poultry feed and also serve as cold store for making ice blocks.
In an interview with the media the Project Clerk, Mr. Ofosu Amponsah said that the first floor of the factory had been completed and the second story would be completed in four months time and duly handed over for operation to commence.
He added that the factory had employed over 60 workers from Elmina and its surrounding towns to work on the 900 million Ghana Cedis loan facility by the EXIM Bank of India.
The Project Clerk justifying the materials used for the construction noted that the aluminum sheets had been coated and designed to withstand the harsh sea-salted breeze and debunked the assertions by the public that it would corrode easily in no time.
The Public Works Department Engineer of the Assembly, Mr Felix Korankye Taylor, said the progress of work on the marine site was going as planned and he was hopeful that the contractor would complete on schedule and handover for full operation of the factory to commence.
Some workers on the project site were expectant that the completion and operation of the factory would create more jobs for the youth in the KEEA Municipality. It would also ensure good storage of fish in the peak seasons which could be marketed later during the lean season. They were of the opinion that the project would ensure food security in the Municipality.
Source: ISD (Alberta Adwoa Eshun)