The European Union has joined the Government of Sierra Leone to commission cashew processing factory in western rural district of the country.

The said project was supported by the European Union and implemented by Solidaridad network, which works with businesses and producers to make a better future in the production.

According to them, the idea is aligned with the Feed Salone Project by President Bio. The EU maintained that, this is a major step forward for Sierra Leone’s Cashew Industry through the provision of a hygienic facilities for the Waterloo Women Cashew Processors as well as empowering them to play a greater role in the country’s economic growth strategy.

The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Henry Musa Kpaka revealed that, the factory will work to provide 1 MT daily as well as employing over 300 youths, adding that, it also provides a relief for women from hazardous processing techniques.

He said, cashew is key to the president’s flagship FEED SALONE project as it is rooted from the objectives on income generation a boosting export earnings.

“This factory provides an anchor for the value chain in the western area rural and beyond. It is women-led and has huge potential to create even more jobs for the youths,” he stated.