-Inusah Fuseini says he plans to subscribe to the Akufo-Addo administration’s 1D1F initiative
-The former MP is a rice farmer
-He want to help the country to be food secure
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Former National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, is venturing into the Akufo-Addo’s administration’s flagship One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative
“I will see how I get myself into the One District, One Factory because I am thinking of big things. If you are going to do business you must think big and so in the future, I am looking at the possibility of availing myself for the 1D1F,” the ex-legislator said in an interview monitored by YEN.com.gh on Accra-based Asaase Radio.
Fuseini was already into rice farming when he decided he had had enough of parliament.
He said he was still looking for a market to sell his last year’s harvest.
The 1D1F programme is a private sector-led initiative that marks a decisive shift towards industry, with the idea of generating jobs in all parts of the country and securing more value from Ghana’s raw materials.
The initiative aims to ensure a more sustainable food supply and create jobs for the jobless while helping small-scale entrepreneurs across the country to advance their traditional processing of food crops, building materials, and other items.
So far 232 out of 260 factories being established under the initiative are at various stages of completion, with some operating at full capacity.
They cut across various and 162 of these factories are operating as new factories. The remaining 64 are revived or expanded projects.
In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, deliver the first State of the Nation Address of his second term.
This is per Article 67 of the Constitution. The Article mandates the president to present to Parliament the address at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament.
The address comes days after the Supreme Court upheld his electoral victory in the December 7, 2020, general elections.
The president’s address is expected to cover every fabric of the country’s development including; economy, agriculture, environment, education, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Akufo-Addo will also be expected to address the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his 2020 electoral triumph over former President John Dramani Mahama.
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