The national coordinator for the One-District-One-Factory project(1D1F), Gifty Ohene-Konadu has said the government was on course to deliver factories in every district of the country before the 2020 general elections.
According to the coordinator, fruitful engagement with stakeholders has positioned the secretariat in a firm manner to collaborate and to bring forth several factories as promised.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News, she expressed optimism that her secretariat would deliver as promised.
“We have received many proposals from the business entities and we are grateful to Ghanaians for the support. We are going to deliver one district in every district before 2020. We are working earnestly to make sure they are all ready by the stipulated time.
I do not want to go into the numbers now and we should not be worried about figures now. We told Ghanaians we will give them factories in every district and I want to tell them to wait patiently because we are on it and we will deliver as promised before 2020,” she said.
The One District One Factory programme is aimed at creating employment for Ghanaians, through the setting up of factories and industries.
It was first introduced as part of the manifesto of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run up to the 2016 elections.
The programme received a boost on January 13, 2018, with the commissioning of Twyford Ceramics factory by president Nana Akufo-Addo at Shama District in the Western region.
The ceramics factory which is into the production and distribution of tiles is estimated at the cost of $77.26 million. It will operate at a designed production capacity of 14.4 million square meters per year with annual sales projected to be $82.8 million.
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