This follows a documentary by Joy News, “Komenda Sugar Factory”; A Rusting Investment which revealed that the Sugar Factory has been left to rot despite a promise by President Akufo-Addo to fix the factory.
John Mahama’s administration was criticized for commissioning the factory ‘too early’ in order to gather ‘cheap votes’ and so when in September 2018, President Akufo-Addo promised to put the factory to use, the people of Komenda were ecstatic.
However, fast forward to 2021, the Komenda Sugar Factory is gradually becoming a white elephant.
Joseph Eshun, an unemployed youth stated that, snakes and rats have taken over the factory.
“Snakes and rats have now taken over the factory. I realized that new governments always abandon projects started by previous governments. The country is now saddled with debt. I am pained. The President should fix the sugar factor and our road”.
Reacting to this, John Dumelo in a Facebook post on Thursday, August 19, 2021 said “considering the planting and harvesting of sugarcane”, he can get the factory back to its feet within 16 months.