Swiss-Ghanaian Company Koa Impact Ghana Limited, a licensed Free Zone Enterprise has launched its second and biggest food processing plant in Akim Achiase in the Eastern Region, following the opening of their first facility in Assin Akrofuom in the Central Region.
As Koa Natural is produced from previously unused cocoa fruit pulp, the juice processing provides an extra income to Ghana’s cocoa farmers due to the additional product created from the cocoa pod.
At the same time, Koa’s processing facility creates local jobs in Ghana’s cocoa-growing regions, contributing to the economy and responsible growth in cocoa-growing communities.
The Minister for Trade and Industry Hon. K.T Hammond who was the special guest of honour indicated it is envisaged that the new factory will increase production capacity by tenfold while generating 400 new jobs in rural Ghana and allowing the extension of cocoa fruit upcycling to an additional 10,000 cocoa farmers. He further entreated the management of Koa to maintain their production quality and maintenance of the facility.
Mrs. Kate Abbeo, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, was specially commended for her role in the establishment of the facility.
In attendance were some Government Officials, members of the diplomatic community, and stakeholders from the cocoa industry.