Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Africa’s largest brewery set for commissioning in Onitsha

By Transport & Business Express on 23/07/2012

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 7,751

The countdown has started towards the commissioning of what is believed to be Africa’s largest brewery.

Located in Onitsha, the famous commercial town in Anambra State, the project is a brainchild of SABMiller, the world’s second biggest brewer with a presence in 32 African countries.

The $100 million dollars (N15 billion) project which took some two years to accomplish will be ready for commissioning by President Goodluck Jonathan in just over a month, according to Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna, Chief of Staff to the Anambra State Governor and Commissioner for Planning Budget.
She said in a message sent to an online forum that apart from commissioning Orient Petroleum on August 30, “That same day the President will also commission the SABMiller Brewery Facilities in Onitsha.”

Prof. Okunna described the Onitsha brewery as “another landmark achievement of the Peter Obi Administration that is creating hundreds of jobs helping restore the industrial reputation of Onitsha,” adding: “Indeed, our dear state is getting better. Governor Obi is working round the clock to ensure this.”

Transport & Business Express reports that the brewery is expected to start production in September and to create over five thousand jobs.

While SABMiller holds the controlling share in the project, 22.5 per cent share is held by indigenous entrepreneurs comprising 10 per cent for Anambra State Government and 12.5 per cent for private local investors.

*Photo courtesy Nairaland

Source TBE

Posted 23/07/2012 12:12:39 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Nigeria threatens South African firms over seized $5.7m...

Senate knocks Buhari over comment that most lawmakers...

Kaduna State EXCO approves drug control and witness...

PDP governors pledge free, fair convention

Pro-Buhari group compiles South-East projects for FG’s $30...

It’s official: VICTOR MOSES FIT AGAIN, set to...

Boko Haram slaughters 11 in northern Cameroon

Military condemns suicide attacks in North East

Police, Delta State Govt. reassure on kidnapped Professor...

Why I’m not completely fulfilled at 81 —...

Lawmaker holds free medical treatment in Isuikwuato, Umunneochi...

LUTH doctors resume indefinite strike


Latest News BREAKING: Soji Cole wins 2018 Nigeria Prize for Literature •Netherlands-based Peter Ngene carts away Science Prize 30 million youths to endorse Atiku for President — Youth Mobiliser Police raise alarm over cloned certificates, ATM cards in circulation Anambra Govt. bans church services in schools Save Lagos Group spits fire over alleged moves to impeach Ambode •Threatens to picket Lagos House of Assembly Fayemi dissolves Ekiti boards, parastatals Gov. Udom alleges plans by APC to cause violence in Akwa Ibom EFCC quizzes Abia Finance Commissioner, 4 ministry officials over alleged fraud Nnamdi Kanu is like Ojukwu, By Fredrick Nwabufo Okowa swears-in new commissioners, others •Charges political appointees 3,280 retirees approved to receive benefits in Q1 — PenCom Facebook hires ex-British Deputy Prime Minister


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (407,617 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,889 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (315,232 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (257,952 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,793 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,583 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,364 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,822 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,574 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,048 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,698 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,459 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (68) Business & Economy (3,695) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (948) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,547) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,744) Opinion (1,125) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,300) Religion (881) Sports (1,733) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner





LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera