manufacturers of Bel-aqua who are behind the move said the factory will employ about 500 people.
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Emmanuel Quist, the Brands Manager at Blow Chem Industry Limited said the product, Yum-mie noddle has been positioned to compete with the many others imported into the country.
“If you look at all the other brands on the market, they are all imported, so we decided to do a locally manufactured instant noodles product with international quality,” he said.
Yum-mie noddle, which received some positive reviews immediately it was introduced into the market, comes in six flavors; chicken, pepper chicken, onion chicken, pepper beef, Jollof, beef and light soup.
Mr Quist said the long-term plan of the company is to empower persons in the noodle food chain to enhance their skills.
Many local industries in Ghana often face stiff competition from importers who usually sell their products at cheap prices.
Mr Quist has, therefore, appealed to the government to intervene and shield local industries from such competition.
“They need to support us to have us protected. We are bringing in made in Ghana, we are bringing in a lot of money not only in infrastructure but electricity, water, employment; it is a good growth for the nation so they have to support us in that way. We need a support from government,” he said.