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One-District-One Factory: Upper Manya To Establish Cassava Factory

The Eastern Regional Deputy Minister and Member of Parliament for Upper Manya Krobo, Hon Joseph Tetteh has hinted that government one-district-one factory policy will absorb and move more youth from the street into active labour services since more employment modules will be created.

The Minister has bemoaned and described the unemployment situation in the country as alarming. He therefore applauded the one-district-one factory initiative, calling on citizenries to accord to the policy with the needed support it deserves.

One of the flagship election 2016 campaign promises made by candidate Nana Addo was the One-District-One Factory.

Government under the leadership of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has on 25 August at Ekumfi in the Central region has walked the talk by launching and converting the promise into a programme.

According to the upper Manya law-maker, his constituency is part of the first eighty districts that government has earmarked to kick-start the programme this year.

The Minister revealed that, Upper Manya District has prioritized Cassava (gari) processing factory which the Trade and Industry Ministry is considering plans and investors to bring on board.

The factory which the minister said will be situated at Takorase near Sekesua, both suburbs of Asesewa was estimated to employ more youth across the district.

Hon. Joseph Tetteh noted that, cassava plantation in the district will increase because farmers are assured of ready market, thereby discouraging post-harvest loses.

“The one district one factory policy will increase farm production, which is in line with operation planting for food and job. The produce from planting for food will feed the factories which will also reduce post-harvest lose; a threat to our agriculture.”

Source: Austin Ofori Addo/ritefmonline.org

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