President Akufo-Addo has said that the neatly package ‘akpeteshie’, a local brew can compete with any other gin in the world.

According to the President, the taste and potency of the ‘apio’ alone makes one of the best in the world compared to any other gin Eve produced in the world.

Speaking at his inaugural ceremony at the forecourt of the Parliament of Ghana on Thursday, January 7, 2021, President Akufo-Addo said , “I doubt that anyone would, ordinarily, mention akpeteshie, the local gin, as a possible item on the world market. I cannot vouch for its taste or potency, since I gave up alcohol many years ago, but I can say that the Made-in-Ghana and beautifully packaged ‘apio’, I have recently seen, can compete in the most sophisticated markets in the world”, he said.

On the Ekumfi Juice Factory, President Akufo-Addo said that, ‘In this same vein, I expect the locally-produced Eku juice, one of the results of Government’s “One-District-One-Factory” flagship policy, to replace rapidly the imported fruit juices on the shelves of our supermarkets, not because anyone will so decree, but because the quality of the locally produced one is as good, if not superior.”


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