The government of Ghana through its 1 District 1 Factory program has revived a pineapple processing factory, Nano foods at Nsawam in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The company which had been in existence since the 1980s and hitherto called Astek, was known across the length and breadth of Ghana for its famous fruit drink Refresh, however, it collapsed and has not been able to produce its fruit drink for well over a decade.
With Nano foods and Blue Skies both fruit processing factories located in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipal Assembly, people have raised concerns that Nano foods has been brought back to bring down the operations of Blue Skies. The MP for the Nsawam Adoagyiri Constituency Hon. Frank Annoh Dompreh in a sharp rebuttal during the commissioning of Nano foods refuted the allegations by stating emphatically that “the intention to bring back this company is not to collapse Blue Skies, we are seeking to only complement the good works that is already being done by Blue Skies”.
The MP passionately appealed to people who have, and will be employed at Nano foods to work with diligence and honesty in order to preserve the company for generations unborn to meet.
Nano foods has the capacity to produce about 6500 tonnes of canned drink annually, of which about 70 percent will be exported to other African countries, United States of America and parts of Europe.