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“One District, One Factory Risks Failure without Mechanization” – Emmanuel Asiedu Posits

Chief Executive Officer of the Gratis Foundation, Mr. Emmanuel Asiedu fears that government’s one district, one factory program won’t succeed without mechanization and the use of indigenous, affordable technology that can be easily afforded and used by ordinary farmers.

About seventy per cent (70%) of the factories earmarked under the one district, one factory policy, according to Mr. Emmanuel Asiedu, need agricultural products from the farms as raw materials to function effectively and efficiently, a demand which cannot be met by human efforts.

The CEO of the Gratis Foundation made the observation in an interview with Captain Adabugar during the ‘Akuafo Sesen’ segment of the Rite Morning Ride on the importance of mechanization and technology under the one district, one factory program.

“There are some fruit processing factories that can process tons of fruits within an hour, and there is the need to invest massively in production through mechanization and indigenous technology,” he asserted.

He was convinced that these factories, if properly established could tremendously reduce the rate of unemployment in the country, especially among the youth since “more hands are needed in every aspect of the projects.”

Source: Prince Paul Amuzu/www.ritefmonline.org/princeamuzu667@gmail.com

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