About us

ELSA FOODS LIMITED is based in the town of Kpone, Tema, 25 kilometers east of Accra. The Company was founded by a woman who had a passion to transform the lives of rural farmers by creation of wealth to compensate their hard work. Mrs. Afriyie- Maldini, who was born in a rural setting with farming as the main occupation of her people in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, had good understanding of the suffering of these farmers who lost more than 30% of their produce to post harvest losses. Her determination to create market access to the farmers was borne out of the aftermath of a drought that hit Ghana in 1983. The year after the drought, 1984, the country experienced unprecedented bumper harvest. Regrettably, most of the food crops got rotten on the farms. Processing of perishable agricultural produce was non-existent except products from Research Institutions like the Food Research Institute, Accra and perhaps Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology.

Mrs Maldini (second from left) with some partners.

Elsa Foods Limited became one of the pioneers in Agro Food Processing in Ghana that embarked on the transformation of perishable food crops into flour and formulating these into ethnic foods.

The mission of the Founder was to:

  • minimize post harvest losses
  • add value to plantain, cocoyam, yam, cassava, maize, millet, soya beans etc.
  • prolong shelf lives of fresh agricultural produce for food security
  • give direct market access to rural farmers
  • give employment to the youth on expanded farms
  • give hope and income to school drop-outs and single mothers
  • develop long term savings fund for employees that will match employee salary
  • earn foreign exchange for the country as a non-traditional export company
  • create wealth for shareholders and employees
  • put Ghana on the international market

In addition to processing instant fufu powders, fermented and unfermented cassava flour, banku-mix, hausa koko ( spiced millet breakfast cereal ), fortified Tom Brown (roasted cereal mix suitable for weaning and breakfast ), fortified gari -mix ( Sweey Gari snack ), Elsa Foods undertakes contract packaging of the following:

  • Palm oil
  • Gari
  • Soya flour for an International company as input for baby food and other applications.

Currently Elsa is in contact with reputable Pharmaceutical companies to supply powdered and icing sugar as input for their products.

The company does bulk packaging of 20kg, 25kg and 50kg according to client specification.

The Company is in partnership with Bedrock Venture Capital Finance Company.

Elsafoods Company is HACCP certified by Food & Drugs Board.

Food Facility Certificate of Registration
Food Facility Registration Number: 15319276906