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|Title: ||Integrated Wood Processing Factory, Kumasi|
|Authors: ||Akoto-Esmo, Samuel Yaw|
|Issue Date: ||8-May-1989|
|Series/Report no.: ||1663;|
|Abstract: ||For the past few years the government through the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Ghana Export Promotion Caunci1 and Timber Export Development Board(TED), organised a series of wood-related trade fairs locally, and exhibitions abroad primarily to expose to the outside world the potential uses of the local lesser—known or secondary species.
The effect of these fairs resulted in increased foreign demand for the local wood species especially in the processed form. Mills output thus sored high, a marked difference from low output years back.
Associated with this high output is the high level of wood residue, generated in the bush during extraction and in the mills. In 1986 about 1.5 million cube metres of timber that went to the ports and mills, 407, 00 cube metres came out as mill residue.
The abundant residue is presently not effectively utilised. It is commonly used tar energy purposes at the domestic level and in the mills for process heat. Further processing for value-added products is considerably low within local wood industries.
Whilst log cost is presently high especially for the primary or desirable species due to long
distances of transportation, value for secondary products is higher for which secondary species which ii abundant and accessible thus cheaper can be used. There the need therefore for a facility that can minimize whatever timber raw material is brought to the mill as well as catering for the “lesser known” species which S presently abundant in the forest.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1989|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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