BlackPace Group brings potato production and processing to Rwanda and Nigeria

The government of Nigeria and Rwanda have signed a multimillion dollar deals with a Nigerian investor, the Blackpace Africa Group, to revamp and develop their potato industries and help to upscale potato production, as well as set up potato processing facilities in the both countries.

In Rwanda, the five-year project worth US $120 million involves building of two potato factories; one in the Kigali Special Economic Zone for frozen French fries, and another in Nyabihu District to produce potato products for the export market.

The group will also build a world-class processing facility, which will process 60,000 tons annually of Irish potatoes into French fries, flakes and crisps in the Nigerian Plateau State as part of a US $103 million project.

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