State House, Freetown, Tuesday 11 September 2018 – Managing Director of Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Daff Van Tilburg, has told His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio that they are set to invest Le 29 billion in their canning package line this year.
Mr Tilburg stated that the step was to match up with international standards, thereby putting and packaging all of their local products in can, like other countries in the world had done.
The MD also said that Brewery had, over the years, invested and utilised local raw materials to a significant level in their production processes and had produced high-quality products that satisfied consumer demands and reduced dependence on imported products. He added that the introduction of the canning package line would enable their products to be exported out of the country and that that would help strengthen the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in a way.
“With this canning package, Brewery will ultimately yield a multiplier effect across the value chain, thereby providing opportunities for local entrepreneurs in and out of the country and would also contribute to private sector growth,” he stated.
On his path, President Bio thanked the visiting team from Brewery for holding on to the forth in the business community amidst the trying times and difficulties he inherited. He assured them that his government was open and ready to work with investors who had plans to boost the economy of the state.
“The economy is a business, therefore every sober government will always want businesses or investors to grow as it will help develop the GDP and make the market very competitive,” he said.
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