Nana Bokyerwa Ekwembir IV, the newly installed chief of Asebu Putubiw, believes that the availability of sugar cane and palm trees in his territory makes the establishment of a distillery plant simpler.
Nana Ekwembir IV, who is also the Adontsenhen of Asebu Traditional Area in the Central Region’s Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, is urging President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to establish an Akpeteshie factory in the area.
The chief, speaking following his enstoolment and that of Nana Kweenuwa Akyerebapa II, Queenmother of Asebu Putubiw, said raw materials for the projected plant will be easy to get by since there are huge areas for sugar cane and palm farming.
As a result, he suggested, an orange factory would be beneficial.
Nana Ekwembir IV stated that because they produce in abundance, they are sometimes at the mercy of Ivorian buyers.
He stated that if the factories’ products are approved and come to fruition, they will be exported to earn foreign exchange. Packaging is everything to him.
“As a result, we’re appealing to investors to come find land on which to build these factories.”