Angola: Procafé installs coffee processing facilities

29 January 2008

Ndalatando, Angola, 29 Jan – Two municipalities in the Angolan province of Quanza Norte are this year to have coffee processing facilities, the director-general of the state coffee company, Procafé said at the weekend in Ndalatando.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Romualdo Traça Dias dos Santos specified that machinery for roasting coffee would be installed in Ndalatando (Cazengo) and in Camabatela (Ambaca), the products of which would be sold around the country.

According to Dias dos Santos, Procafé’s involvement in the creation of small-scale industry in the coffee growing areas of Angola was part of the company’s “strategic program,” which aims not only to promote the activity and quality of life of coffee-growers and their families.

Installing similar industrial units covers the four main coffee-growing provinces of Quanza Sul, Bengo, Quanza Norte and Uíge, he said without giving details of the cost of the program.

In this initial phase two units will be installed in Ndalatando, whilst in Ambaca one unit will be set up, the equipment for which was already in the hands of Procafé, Dias dos Santos said.

Procafé is responsible for the sale and distribution of coffee in Angola as well as for supplying coffee-growers with essential goods, such as food, domestic items and electrical appliances. (macauhub)