Brewery Unveils Le 7 Billion Plant
The Sierra Leone Brewery has unveiled its expensive state-of-the-art Mash Filter Plant worth over seven billion Leones.
The grand unveiling ceremony took place past Friday, July 3rd, at the company’s office in the Wellington Industrial Estate in the east end of Freetown.
Delivering the keynote address, the Managing Director of Sierra Leone Brewery, Alphonse Willy Ngana, described the unveiling ceremony as a fulfillment of the long dream of Sorghum farmers, noting that the multi-billion Leones investment will ultimately help the company to improve on the efficiency of its brewing process and the quality of its beer products.
He encouraged and challenged Sorghum farmers in the country to improve on their harvest so as to meet the company’s growing demand so as to enhance the socio-economic development of the country especially in terms of wealth generation for farmers which, he said, is part of the company’s contribution towards poverty alleviation.
He revealed that between 2013 and 2015, the Sierra Leone Brewery has spent about Le 80 billion despite the immense toll the Ebola outbreak had on the company’s operations. As a clear manifestation of the company’s commitment to the government and people of Sierra Leone, it never folded up due to the deadly Ebola emergency but stayed to give its fullest support in the battle against the epidemic.
Speaking on behalf of the Sorghum farmers, Mr. Dennis Jusu lauded the Sierra Leone Brewery and its Dutch partners for the massive investment, furthering that as Sorghum farmers, they were most delighted to witness the unveiling of the giant Mash Filter Plant which, he noted, will allow a mass utilization of their Sorghum product, thereby improving their economic status.
Picking up the Managing Director’s challenge to Sorghum farmers to increase their production, Mr. Jusu pledged that they will now be producing more Sorghum to meet the fast growing demand of the company, adding that Sorghum farmers will always stand by the Sierra Leone Brewery Company.
The Mash Filter Plant was formally unveiled by Ivan Carol, the former Managing Director who is the brain that conceived the idea of the plant during his tenure.
By Tamba Musa
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