Sulemana Braimah, the executive director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has remarked that the politics surrounding the Komenda Sugar Factory’s commissioning are completely needless.
He contends that instead of paying attention to crucial aspects like the raw materials and equipment required to operate the plant, such as commissioning issues with the facility are unnecessary.
The sugar industry is surrounded by far too much politics.
It concerns the growth of our nation.
Too many very small things are taken for granted by the Ghanaians.
â€œItâ€™s a factory that has been built for sugar production. If it was because sugarcane wasnâ€™t available that was bad. If it was because it wasnâ€™t fully set up to operate, that was bad.
â€œBut this whole thing about commissioning and the politics around it, and who has done this and who has done that, I think it is really really needless,â€ he is quoted by myjoyonline.com.
Several timelines have been given for the operationalization of the Komenda Sugar Factory, with the Presidentâ€™s recent assurance that the factory will be ready by the end of this year, 2022.
â€œSometimes, I wonder if it is our low level of enlightenment that is giving us this kind of leadership. We should get over these things and focus on the major things.
â€œThe factory has been built; we know itâ€™s been built. If some retooling has to be done, yes let them do it, and letâ€™s go ahead. Rather than making a whole capital out of something that is really no longer newsâ€, the MFWA boss said.