Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri Mr Frank Annoh-Dompreh has pledged his commitment to continue to lobby for successful completion and operation of the Nsawam Brewery.
The new brewery is being constructed by Specialty Beers Ghana Limited at the cost of about €4 million with support from the government under the One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative.
With the installed plant, the company can achieve a daily brewing capacity of 100 hectolitres.
The Nsawam/Adoagyiri MP who is also the Majority Chief Whip in Parliament provided updates on the progress of work at the company along with pictures on his Twitter handle.
According to him, factory which is located along the Nsawam on the Daamang road is 90% complete, waiting for the final tax waiver from Parliament.
The Nsawam Brewery, he said, is expected to create many jobs for the teeming youth of the constituency and the country as a whole.
Once the company gears up, about 25 to 40 additional staff members would be directly engaged depending on the evolution of sales.
Further to this, the company will depend on third party companies to assist with marketing activities such as events organisation and distribution among others.
Further indirect employment will also be created through various suppliers for raw material including farmers.
It is estimated that up to 100 persons could benefit directly or indirectly from this project.
Obviously, prior to the start of operations, the construction and installation phase, about 50 people have been engaged by civil contractors and engineers for a period of about 8 months.
On the commercial side, it our vision to develop and establish a niche market for ales, top fermented or specialty beers within the larger national beer market, achieving a 1% market share of the 2+ million hL Ghana beer market.
In parallel, opportunities to export the company’s products to the sub-region (as well as further afield) will be explored upon a successful start-up and launch of the brands into the local market.
Our facility will also offer possibilities of contract brewing for commercial entities who wish to create beers with their own label.