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Golden Guinea Breweries reopens for business

Golden Guinea Breweries Plc, the Umuahia, Abia State-based company which has been closed for 17 years is finally back to business.

According to a statement by the Abia State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu, he drank his first glass of Golden Guinea beer on Friday after more than 17 years.

When is Golden Guinea Breweries resuming production?

Umuahia-based Golden Guinea whose doors have been shut for nearly 16 years is yet to resume production as was expected in 2016.

The troubles of the once pride of the Eastern States goes back to 2003 when fire broke out at the facility destroying equipment including boilers. But even before then, there had been allegations of mismanagement, fraud and insolvency by the management. Successive state governments made efforts to resuscitate the once pride of Umuahia. The previous administration of Governor T.A. Orji set up a committee to look into how to bring back the brewery to life. Work to revamp the facility started in his administration.

Golden Guinea Breweries set to reopen soon

Umuahia-based Golden Guinea Breweries Plc, which has been closed for 13 years is set to reopen for business in July, according to Abia State Governor’s office.

Golden Guinea Breweries, a once pride of the Eastern states and which founding dates back to 1960 by the then Premier of the defunct Eastern Region, Dr. Michael Okpara, is set to make a comeback. According to the state government, installation of modern equipment at the site is nearing completion.