Popular actor and member of the National Democratic Congress, John Dumelo has disclosed that he can revive the Komenda Sugar Factory if he is given the mandate.
The Komenda Sugar Factory, which was inaugurated in May 2016 by then-President, John Mahama, was built at a cost of $35 million from an Indian EXIM Bank facility.
It was estimated that the factory could employ 7,300 people along the value chain, boosting employment prospects in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem municipality.
But the factory has developed a reputation as a white elephant after not being fully operational for the past five years.
Reacting to the news detailing the depilating state of the factory, the NDC actor, also known for his love for agriculture, made the following statement;
“I can revive the Komenda sugar factory if given the mandate. That factory will start producing sugar within 16 months( considering planting and harvesting of sugarcane). The factory needs about 200,000 tons of sugarcane(pa) to operate at full capacity. We can do it!”