President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Friday, August 25, 2017 launch government’s flagship policy known as ‘One District One Factory’ at Ekumfi in the Central region.
The launch will include a sod-cutting to begin the construction of the Ekumfi Fruit Processing Company which will process pineapples for the local and international markets. Currently, the company cultivates the fruit and seeks to expand its operations into processing.
“The introduction of the policy has motivated us to speed up and implement our plans of processing the fruits into various other products,” Mr. Daniel Kwarteng, Managing Director of the company stated.
The policy is aimed at fulfilling a pledge by President Akufo-Addo to see the actualization of the industrialization of Ghana as part of the “transformation process he envisages for the country”.
“The policy, when implemented will create the environment conducive for each local government areas to own factories relative to their well-endowed resources and capacity to provide jobs and wealth for the country,” a statement signed by the National Coordinator of the policy Gifty Ohene-Konadu said.