A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akomea, says about 78 new factories under the government’s flagship programme one-district-one-factory (1D1F) are currently working.
He revealed that this is part of the plans to industrialise and transform the Ghanaian economy.
At a news conference in Accra today, he elaborated on the purpose these factories established.
President Akufo-Addo promised to end Dumsor to revamp Ghana’s industrial drive, a promise which led to one-district-one-factory and other enterprises like the bauxite and iron ore industries.
However, out of the 216 factories promised by the ruling government, 78 of them completed with over 1,000 youth employed, while the remaining in the pipeline.
Most of these factories are to process raw materials into finished goods, such as Cocoa into Chocolate, Plantain into chips, and many others.
In addition , Casa de Ropa which is a company under the one district one factory initiative has expanded operations to the Central Region, making some 21 products including Bread and potatoes, the company has further added to creating more jobs for the youth and women in that area.
In 2021 and beyond, when given the mandate by the good people of Ghana, the NPP government is looking forward to making industrialization a key to driving the economy forward.
“Made in Ghana products are prominent in this agenda with the hope of providing more jobs for the Ghanaian people.
“This will also cut down the importation of foreign products to save the country forex reserves and stabilize the cedi, “ he stressed.
Source: 24news.news/Ghana/Vincentia Kpobi