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GraceKennedy says Ebola in Nigeria not affecting its business

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2014 | 9:49 AM
Don Wehby - File

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The GraceKennedy Group says the Ebola situation has not affected its business in Nigeria.

Nigeria is one of the countries in West Africa which has been hit by the deadly virus.

The country recorded its first Ebola case in July and news has since emerged that the Nigeria has successfully contained the virus.

GraceKennedy Group's Chief Executive Officer, Don Wehby, told our news centre that the company has been shipping products under its Dunns River Brand to Nigeria without any problems.

Wehby says the first shipment was made about a month ago.

He pointed out that GraceKennedy’s products to Nigeria are shipped out of its operations in the United Kingdom.

Wehby says while GraceKennedy has registered a company in Nigeria it has not yet set up a physical plant in the country as its due diligence has not been completed.

He explains that during a recent visit to the United Kingdom he was informed by the company’s management team there that there are no issues affecting the shipment of goods to Nigeria.

Wehby adds that the company continues to grow its business in West Africa and expects to expand its product line to the region by year-end.

GraceKennedy has already set up operations in Ghana.


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