- The factory located in the Ashanti region has an installed capacity of 72 metric tonnes per day
- Operating under the one district, one factory programme, the factory is expected to alleviate some of the region’s unemployment challenges
- The commissioning comes 6 days to Ghana’s general elections in which President Akufo-Addo had been tipped to be victorious
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Ghana’s industrialisation agenda is on course, despite the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
Five days to the elections scheduled to take place on Monday, December 7, 2020, the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, commissioned a multi-fruit processing factory under his administration’s one district, one factory programme.
The Bodukwan multi-fruit processing plant in the Ashanti region has an installed capacity of 72 metric tonnes per day, the director of communications at the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
The facility is expected to process seven varieties of fruits and vegetables into concentrates for exports and the domestic market.
Speaking at the commissioning of the plant, President Akufo-Addo touted his administration’s vision to industrialise the country, thus, creating jobs for the teeming unemployed Ghanaian youth.
According to him, since the launch of the policy, 76 companies had been established, creating jobs for some 140, 000 Ghanaians across the country.
Another 107 projects under the policy were under construction which would be completed by the second quarter of 2021, the president said.
Akufo-Addo has always maintained that the policies and programmes implemented by his administration are proof that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has the blueprint for the development of Ghana in mind.
For him, the NPP has a clear understanding of how to put the country on the path of progress and prosperity.
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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in an earlier article that Akufo-Addo had been tipped by another survey to win the December 7 presidential elections.
According to the Institute of Research, Innovation, and Development (IRID) of the Kumasi Technical University, Akufo-Addo would win the December 7 presidential election by 56.6 percent.
The presidential candidate of NDC, John Dramani Mahama would collect 38.8 percent of the valid votes cast, the institute said.
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