National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Constituency, Mr Samuel Atta Mills has viciously expressed disapproval over government's intention to sell the $35-million Komenda Sugar Factory for $12 million.

Expressing his anger over what he describes as the devaluation of Sugar factory, the younger brother of late President John Evans Atta Mills tasked the Auditor-General and the Special Prosecutor's office must investigate the sale.

In Mr Mills’ view, “We cannot sit down for these things to happen. If somebody was to steal two goats and a chicken, we all know how many years this person will get [in jail], but I am basing my conclusion on this: that if it is true that it has been valued at $12 million, we need to be very worried in this country,” he said.

“Why should it always be on acquiring wealth in illegal ways?” he questioned.

The erstwhile Mahama administration in 2016 revamped the Komenda Sugar factory but was however shut down barely six month after its inauguration.

The factory, built at a cost of $35million from an Indian Exim Bank facility has since its close down in June 2016 remained dormant.

It has a capacity to crush 1,250 tonnes of sugarcane per day.

The Akufo-Addo government has cited a number of reasons for the factory’s dormancy, including an improper implementation plan and insufficient raw materials to feed the plant, among others.