by Charles Kalu
The Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has welcomed the resuscitation of the Golden Guinea breweries in Umuahia after about 15 years in the cooler.
Governor Ikpeazu expressed his happiness over the development as the new management team of the Golden Guinea breweries paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House Umuahia to present the first set of beer produced from the brewery after over a decade.
Dr. Ikpeazu noted that Golden Guinea was not only synonymous with Abia State but with Ndi Igbo as a whole.
The Abia State Governor assured the management of Golden Guinea of his administration’s support to ensure that the second coming of the company is sustained as the government was always ready to create the enabling environment for their business to thrive.
He congratulated the management team of Golden Guinea led by its Chairman, Chief Okey Nzenwa for their doggedness in bringing the brewing company back into operation noting that it would have a great impact on the economy of Umuahia as its host community and Abia State at large pointing out that the value chain of employment to be generated by the return of Golden Guinea would be massive.
Earlier in his remarks; the Chairman of Golden Guinea Breweries, Chief Okey Nzenwa, said the team was at the Government House to present the drinks produced after fifteen years the company stopped production to the Governor in appreciation of his unquantifiable support at ensuring the return of the company.
He disclosed that the Golden Guinea product was already being favourably received in the market.
Chief Ezenwa said the company would in due time announce the official launch of the return of Golden Guinea in Umuahia.