GNBCC Visit To Green Energy Ghana 


GNBCC Visit To Green Energy Ghana 

On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, Green Energy Ghana, a company that specialises in producing 100% organic fertilizer using organic waste from Ghana, received a courtesy visit from Mr. Tjalling Wiada, the General Manager of GNBCC, and Barnabas K. Apom, the Senior Projects Manager in charge of the Horticulture Business Platform (HBP).  The purpose of the tour was to learn more about Green Energy Ghana and how they operate. Additionally, it sought to establish business relationship with the company and introduce the Horticulture commercial Platform (HBP) to them.

About 45 minutes' drive from Accra, Green Energy Ghana is situated off the Nsawam Suhum Road/Kumasi Highway and they currently manufacture and distribute 100% organic fertilizer that is green and from organic waste collected in and around Accra. They are able to make this green organic fertilizer locally, it contains most of the necessary nutrients to improve crop and soil quality. Their fertilisers are rich in micronutrients (iron, zinc, copper, boron, and manganese), pH, soluble salts (EC), and moisture content, as well as the majority of macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, organic carbon, and organic matter). At the moment, they get their organic waste from surrounding factories, farms, marketplaces, and food processing facilities.

It is well known that the Green Organic Fertiliser has additional micronutrients that improve the soil in addition to NPK nutrients that feed the plants. This fertilizer guarantees farmers a high-quality crop over the long term, in contrast to synthetic fertilisers that solely gives NPK nutrients, which are ideal for short-term yields but deplete the soil of its nutrient value over time.  The green organic fertilizer not only gives plants the nutrients they require, but it also enhances soil quality, guarantees crop quality, and increases output for an extended length of time. As a result, the farmer benefit from a larger yield on the same plot of land for an extended length of time.

Furthermore, green organic fertilizer indirectly strengthens plants' resistance to pests, diseases, and inserts by supporting a healthy soil structure. The fertilizer's quality and safety are ensured by routine analysis carried out at the factory's certified laboratory and verified by other approved laboratories.  The kind, condition, and nutrient requirements of the particular plans or crop under consideration determine the precise fertilizer application. Farmers should therefore do a soil analysis to ascertain the best application technique and rate. 

They are consistently increasing their manufacturing capacity by a significant margin. According to information provided by the project manager, Mr. Laurens Stijnen, they have raised their daily production to up to 300 bags of 30 kg in just over a year after they began. The majority of their production lines have begun to be automated, and they plan to raise production to 1000 bags per day before the end of the year. Recently, the company bought new equipment to increase production and to ensure this target is meet. Green Energy Ghana has future intentions to include a water treatment plant to ensure constant supply of energy to the company and surrounding towns.

When asked about challenges, the project manager said they had a few with production, which were being addressed. Another challenge was getting access to some waste components, like fruit waste, which becomes problematic at certain times of the year and becomes too much during fruit season. As a result, they are working to stockpile and have access to the fruit waste all year round. Another challenge was electricity outage; because their machines rely heavily on electricity, they have to work manually until the lights come back on.

Since they have been working with all regulatory agencies since the beginning, they do not currently have any issues with permissions or authorities; one of their major concerns is growing their sales volumes. This is primarily a challenge because farmers must have extensive knowledge to select organic fertiliser, which benefits soil and yield over the long term and is more sustainable than synthetic fertiliser, which acts quickly but degrades soil.  The employees are driven and anticipating rapid expansion in the upcoming years. Speak with them about business.

The general manager, Shiela Hanson, who is also in charge of marketing and sales, states that they are progressively expanding their sales force and seeking to develop sales locations in additional areas, particularly in the north. When compared to synthetic fertilisers, the present price of the fertilizer is the lowest. The 30 kg bag currently costs just Gh100, whereas the synthetic bag costs Gh600. Major corporations are welcome to do business with them and are interested in buying in bulk from farmers and exporting goods. Additionally, they retail in various quantities, primarily to gardeners, vegetable growers, and other types of customers.  For commercial interaction, you can reach them by email at or via their website at (0208735697) (0244915504).


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