Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned the country’s largest fertiliser-blending factory in the Eastern Region.
Dr. Bawumia commissioned Glofert Limited, a wholly owned Ghanaian company, under the One-District One-Factory (1D1F) Programme.
The factory is aimed at improving crop production and has the capacity to produce 2,400 metric tonnes of fertiliser per day.
The Vice President expressed his happiness that Ghana can now produce all the blended fertiliser it needs domestically.
He called on the Ministry for Food and Agriculture, Ghana Cocoa Board and other stakeholders to henceforth purchase fertiliser from domestic source.
This, Dr. Bawumia said, will not only save the nation valuable foreign exchange, but will also go a long way to support local businesses.
He indicated that the fertiliser-blending factory has already provided employment for 220 direct and indirect workers.
Explaining further on the 1D1F programme, the Vice President said 181 factories were being implemented in the various regions.
According to him, 57 factories are currently in operation while 22 other are also under construction.
He said another 33 projects were being financed by local banks and will be ready for implementation by the end of the year.
In addition, Dr. Bawumia said, the African Development Bank(AfDB) is financing 56 small-scale enabler youth business incubators.
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