Accra Brewery Limited to commission $2.5m commercial ‘Chibuku’ drink plant
Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), the Ghanaian subsidiary of SABMiller plc will commission its 100,000 hectolitre commercial Chibuku plant at the cost of $2.5 million. The event will come off March 12, 2012.
“Chibuku is an opaque beer like some of our traditional beer such as Pito and Brukutu and has been one of the biggest selling brands in Southern African countries for a very long while now,” Ben Afakey, Operations Director in Charge of Chibuku project at ABL told ghanabusinessnews.com.
“The Chibuku drink was introduced in Ghana about two years ago and the result has been good”, he added.
“From 3000 through 6000 to 9000 litres of production a day, the demand is increasing and we cannot hold back growth, so the need to expand our production capacity in order to meet the ever increasing demand to satisfy our loyal consumers,” Afakey said.
The product is sourced from raw materials such as local sorghum and maize and comes in one litre conipacks, targeted at consumers at the lower end of the market.
The event is expected to be graced by Vice President John Mahama, Ms Hannah Tetteh- Minister of Trade and Industry, SABMiller African Managing Director- Mark Bowman, Adabraka Traditional Chief, the Press, Suppliers, Consumers and Customers.
By Pascal Kelvin Kudiabor