Elmina Fish Processing Factory to be revived soon – Hawa Koomson

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The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has told Parliament that her Ministry is leaving no stone unturned to revive the Elmina Fish Processing Plant.

The plant, she noted, is one of the priorities of her Ministry and government in general, assuring that it will soon be made operational.

Hawa Koomson  who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Awutu Senya East made this known on Thursday, July 20, 2021, when she appeared on the floot of Parliament to answer questions relating to her Ministry.

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The NDC MP for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem, Samuel Atta-Mills had sought to find out from her Ministry why the fish processing plant in Elmina is still closed and what is the Ministry doing about it.

She responded that the facility started operations in 2016 was closed down due to the absence of an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) which serves as a waste treatment plant as well as faulty condenser coils for the refrigeration system.

This, she said is a design defect which the contract did not cover.

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However, the Indian Government which funded the project, has agreed to use the outstanding amount on the project to replace the iron coils with copper coils, install an ETP and construct a warehouse for the facility to make it operational.

She further promised that the fish processing plant will become operational after this is fixed.

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