A 45,000-capacity ultramodern factory that processes guinea fowls and other live birds has been established in the Tamale Metropolis by a private investor.
It is aimed at helping government to implement the ‘one district, one factory’ initiative.
The facility, which is the first of its kind in the Northern Region, is also aimed at providing jobs to over 50,000 residents, including guinea fowl farmers.
According to managers of the facility located at the industrial hub of Tamale, the factory can process a minimum of 1,500 birds every 8 hours.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geese Fresh Point Limited, Kofi Gyamfi, in an interview with BUSINESS GUIDE, said he established the factory in the North to make the product readily available for consumers.
“Upon my return from the US, I paid a visit to a friend in the North and realized that there were a lot of guinea fowls but no ready market. I also observed that residents south of the country were craving for guinea fowl meat but how to get it fresh and hygienic was the problem. I therefore decided to set up here and started preparing the guinea fowls on a small-scale for sale to customers in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and other areas. I think it is now time to extend our tentacles,” he revealed.
The factory, according to him, has a rendering plant that converts the feathers, blood and intestines into protein meal for pigs and poultry.
“This facility is also fitted with cutting machine/portioning machines, blast freezer that freezes the product within the shortest possible time in average of minus 30 degrees. There are refrigeration trucks to transport birds under a controlled temperature to the market centres,” he declared.