Having been in operation for about two years in an experimental mode – where it manufactured 300 kilos of musseque flour every month – the factory unit, starting in the second half of this year, will start to manufacture 50 thousand kilos of this product monthly, with the start of new facilities (which are located in the area of Kitona, on the outskirts of Soyo), as explained by Teófilo Tati, director general of the company Lungweno Lda, speaking to Angop.
According to Angop, the project, whose private investment is budgeted at around 100 million kwanzas, created three dozen jobs.
Teófilo Tati, quoted by Angop, also referred that the focus on the manufacturing industry aims to relaunch this sector, as well as generate more jobs for local young people, adding that the initiative also aims to encourage farmers in the region to produce more agricultural products, with emphasis on cassava.
The official explained that the factory will start to "absorb considerable amounts of cassava produced locally" during the time they wait for the "implementation of an agricultural project to sustain the factory" in relation to the raw material.
"The factory unit will absorb considerable amounts of cassava produced locally, while we wait for the implementation of an agricultural project to sustain the factory in terms of raw material", he said, quoted by Angop.