- Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid has said President Akufo-Addo may not be able to fulfil his promise of providing each district with a factory
- Mr Hamid revealed that even if Akufo-Addo spends two terms in office, he may likely not complete factories in all districts
- It was therefore the Akufo-Addo government's plan that successive governments would continue from where they left off
Despite touting One-District-One-Factory as one of his key policies, President Nana Akufo-Addo may not be able to provide factories in all districts across the country as promised, Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid has disclosed.
According to him, not all the districts will have the fortune of benefitting from the One-District One-Factory initiative.
President Akufo-Addo and his ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) arguably won the 2016 elections on three main promises, namely; the Free SHS Policy, One-Villlage One-Dam and the One-District One-Factory.
But over one year after assuming office, only the Free SHS policy has seen the light of day while the One-District-One-Factory which was expected to reduce the unemployment rate in the country is yet to come to fruition.
Addressing concerns over the policy in an interview, the Minister of Information pointed oit that though government was bent on delivering to its promise to provide factories, it may not be able to do so for every district even if the NPP remains in power for eight years.
Mr Hamid explained that idea is that successive governments will continue with the establishment of the factories even if President Akufo-Addo is unable to deliver on all of them as promised.
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“…President Akufo-Addo was virtually saying that for this country to improve, it is a country that we can get one district one factory, and that when he gets the power he will put in place measures to make sure that dream is fulfilled,” he stated on Accra-based Citi FM.
He added, “So he may not in the four years or eight years be able to establish a factory for every district, but whatever it is, even if he is able to do 100 or 200, any successive president can continue with the projects, then [it will mean that] we are moving towards President Akufo-Addo’s Ghana beyond aid agenda.”
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