One of Africa’s biggest cocoa beans processing unit dubbed Neo Industry has been launched this Friday April 26 in Kekem in the Upper Nkam of the West region of Cameroon by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute.
It took over three years to 46year old entrepreneur Emmanuel Noessi, elite of Kekem and brain behind the Industrial transformation unit to come up with the finished processing plant.
The reported 53 billion cfa franc industry project that benefited from a 1.5 billion government support is expected to transform 32000 tons of cocoa beans annually into butter and cocoa powder, ready for local, National and International market.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute lauded the initiative that encourages the production and consumption of the made in Cameroon, and decorated the promoter on behalf of the Head of State.
The factory, first of its kind in the country was fully equipped by the German company Buhler, reported to be the world’s top equipment manufacturer for chocolate industry.
It reportedly goes in line with Government industrialization policy, and is expected to create roughly 2000 direct and indirect jobs in the country.