The brown facing brick three storey building stood large in the middle of the famous industrial hub of the busiest city in Africa. Delivery trucks, neatly parked in the front of the factory, resembled metal guards who waited patiently to escort their precious cargo to stores where customers waited in anticipation for the new stock that was soon to arrive.
The place was abuzz with activity. Employees came in and out of the main entrance, either putting boxes into the waiting trucks or going off to places unknown, and others coming back from such places, to their offices where work awaited them.
The factory began as a small family business which, ten years after its inception, received a massive financial injection from an unknown source. The family slowly lost control of the business as forces beyond their control began to sell the brand of the business with much vigour.
Any self-respecting woman knew of the product the factory manufactured. High end quality spoons that separated the...