The US-based manufacturing technology solution provider, SEYCONTECH LLC, has revealed that it has targeted Ethiopian and Ghanaian companies in its endeavor to help solve the bottlenecks in the manufacturing sectors of the African countries.
According to the website new Business Ethiopia, SEYCONTECH LLC’s President, Dr. Sydney K. Seymour made the announcement in Addis Ababa today, indicating that Ethiopia and Ghana are among the priority targets of the company.
Speaking on the reasons why Ethiopia and Ghana are his company’s priorities, he noted that the fact that the two African countries are highly focusing on the development of manufacturing sector made them targets of his company.
“If Africa needs to have sustainable growth, the development of its manufacturing industries is unquestionable,” President Seymour, who holds 12 U.S. patents and one international patent, said.
Dr. Seymour believes that African countries should not continue producing and exporting raw tomatoes and cocoa while importing back the processed outputs of these agricultural products.
“There are simple manufacturing technologies and solutions that can help the farmers or any entrepreneurs in Africa to produce tomato pastes and chocolates or any other processed agro-products within Africa,” the website quoted him as saying.
Reports show that 40 percent food losses occur in Africa due to the wastage in the agriculture business chain – from pre-harvesting to post-harvesting.