Kuulpeeps, even if you don’t talk about politics, you must have certainly heard about the Komenda Sugar Factory that was brought back to life by former President John Mahama.
Since the factory produced some 100 bags of sugar during its test run last year, nothing much has been said about it.
There have been reports that it’s not operating because it doesn’t have sugarcanes to process.
Now a team of researchers from the University of Cape Coast want to collaborate with management of the factory to get it operating once again.
Using biotechnology, the team from the College of Agricultural Sciences of the University is expected to provide raw material for the factory, 3news reports.
If this is done, the factory could deliver on creating the 7,300 job opportunities that were promised.
The team of researchers say they have “the Research Expertise in place that is putting together a short term and long term plan for execution in collaboration with other stakeholders”.
Dr. Aaron Tettey Asare, Senior Lecturer at the University, who spoke for the team indicated that the country “has a requisite soil and climate factors for sugarcane cultivation”.
We just want to give a thumps up to all the UCC Kuulpeeps who will be helping the lecturers save the Komenda Sugar Factory.