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There are four major wheat milling companies in Ghana, 3 located in Tema (GAFCO, Irani Brothers and Golden Spoons Ltd) and one in Takoradi (Takoradi Milling Ltd). 

For contact information for milling companies, please see the following link: 4.6 Ghana Storage and Milling Company Contact List

Premium Foods Limited

Premium Foods Limited is specialized only in corn milling as the corn is the main staple in Ghana. Premium Foods Limited is the only corn milling facility operating in Kumasi and is considered amongst the biggest in Ghana. 

 

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Premium Foods Limited

Name: Gladys Sampson

Title: General Manager

Email: gsampson@premiumfoodsgh.com

Web: www.premiumfoodsgh.com

Tel: +233322094032

Fax: +233322061649

Mobile: +233249105972

Mobile: +233272804703

Summary of Role and Services:

Milling, Production, Selling via outlets in Kumasi and Accra. Owner of its plantations basically maize and rice. The products are destined either to the domestic market or to export.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

N/A

Drainage

Yes

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

1

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

500

Backup Generator 

Yes

75

KVA

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

South Africa

2005

2005

Very Good

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

2 hours / week

Type of maintenance

Regular

Duration (hours / week)

4 weeks / Year

Type of maintenance

Major Maintenance with closure of the milling during that period.

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

Yes

2

Yes

Good

Bag Cleaning Plant

Yes

2

Yes

Good

Moisture Tester

Yes

2

Yes

Good

De-stoning Plant

Yes

2

Yes

Good

Metal Extractor

Yes

2

Yes

Good

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

48

Number of full time labourers

50

Weighbridge

None

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

N/A

N/A

N/A

Building – Maize Mill

160

70

10

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

No

No

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

No

No

Signs of birds’ entry (Yes / No)

No

No

Damaged gutters/drains (Yes / No)

No

No

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

No

No

Adjacent Vegetation (Yes / No)

No

No

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

Good

Good

Pest Control

Fumigation

Yes  

Frequency

Every 6 weeks for the mills

Every 4 weeks for the products 

Contracted
(Yes / No)

Yes

Spraying 

Yes

Frequency

Every Week

Contracted
(Yes / No)

No

Rodenticides 

Yes

Frequency

Weekly

Contracted
(Yes / No)

Yes

Rodent Trapping

Yes

Frequency

Weekly

Contracted
(Yes / No)

Yes

Security 

Security (Good / Poor)

Good

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced)

Fenced

Other Comments

The mill is in the process of installing CCTV system.
Current in place is a log book to register every visitor and worker and badges.

Access

Distance from main town (km)

22 km

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

30 minutes

Road condition to Mill

Fair

Road limitation (if any)

None

Rail connections (Yes / No)

No

  •  Other Comments: Some potholes on the road but the condition in general is fair and does not affect the accessibility the milling.

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

No

No

Maize

132

3,960

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Grains – Covered (mt)

Finished Products – Covered (mt)

Within the Compound

1,500 mt

2,300 mt

Outside the Compound

10,000 mt

 

Capacity to Blend

3.6 mt / hour

Loading & Discharge Rates

15,000 bags of 50 kg per day

Transport Capacity at Mill

 The milling company has its own fleet but also use commercial trucks

Additional Notes

The milling company operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are interesting projects in the pipeline, such as upgrading the actual plants and building a second plant in addition to building silos with capacity of 16,000 mt.
The milling has exported to WFP office in Burkina Faso in 2015 and has been a partner of WFP Ghana since 2008. The mill also has a close coordination with the Food Science Department at KNUC.
The milling company is connected to the national grid for electricity. The trend is to buy the grains during the harvest season when the prices are low. There is one rainy season but two major campaigns in March at the start of the rain and a minor one 3 months later. 

 

Yedent Agro Food Processing

Yedent Agro Food Processing is the only milling company in Sunyama and is a local company with locally manufactured milling equipment. The milling company concerns maize grinding only.

 

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Yedent Agro Food Processing

Name: Dickson Effah

Title: Operations & Project Manager

Email: effahdickson@yahoo.com

Tel: +233243583672

+233507493444

Summary of Role and Services:

  • The company produces CSB for Ghana Health Services and also commercially produces a CSB branded Maisoy Forte.
  • Produces maize grit for breweries and maize bran for the poultry farms. 
  • They also produce Soya Supplement with vitamin and minerals.

Facilities

Parking area inside compound m²

Available

Drainage

 

Good

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

Yes

Number of Ventilators

4

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

N/A

Backup Generator 

N/A

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

Locally manufactured (7)

2002 and plus

2002 and plus

Fair

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

5 hours’ weekly

Type of maintenance

Regular

Duration (hours / month)

8 hours’ monthly

Type of maintenance

Monthly

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bag Cleaning Plant

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

Moisture Tester

Yes

1

Yes

A lab available at site

De-stoning Plant

Yes

1

Yes

 

Metal Extractor

Yes

20

Yes

Magnets

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

25

Number of full time labourers

25

Weighbridge

None

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building – Wheat Mill

N/A

N/A

N/A

Building – Maize Mill

30

15

3

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

No

N/A

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

No

N/A

Signs of birds’ entry (Yes / No)

No

N/A

Damaged gutters/drains (Yes / No)

No

N/A

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

No

N/A

Adjacent Vegetation (Yes / No)

No

N/A

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

Good

N/A

Pest Control

Fumigation

Yes  

Frequency

Quarterly 

Contracted
(Yes / No)

Yes

Spraying 

Yes

Frequency

Quarterly

Contracted
(Yes / No)

Yes

Rodenticides 

Yes

Frequency

Quarterly

Contracted
(Yes / No)

Yes

Rodent Trapping

Yes

Frequency

Daily

Contracted
(Yes / No)

No

Security 

Security (Good / Poor)

Good

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced)

Partially

Access

Distance from main town (km)

2 km

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

15 minutes

Road condition to Mill

Fair

Road limitation

 

None

Rail connections

No

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

N/A

N/A

Maize

6 mt

180 mt

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Grains – Covered (mt)

Finished product – Covered (mt)

Within the Compound

1500 mt

60 mt

Outside the Compound

N/A

N/A

Capacity to Blend

 6 mt maximum per day

Loading & Discharge Rates

 0.30 cedis per bag

Transport Capacity at Mill

 1 truck can be loaded with 400 bags of 50 kg each

Additional Notes

There are plans to acquire more advanced milling technology by associating in partnership with a German company.
There are also future plans to acquire a bin mill, densifier and entoleter.