- An abandoned factory from 1960 that used to employ over 3,000 people is gathering reactions online
- The Wenchi Tomato Factory was built by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah to process raw materials for export and local consumption
- The abandoned factory has come up as part of the calls for the government to fix the country
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As part of the FixTheCountry movement that has currently taken over social media, photos of the Wenchi Tomato Factory which was built under Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah have surfaced.
It is reported that in the 1960s, the factory was the lifeblood of the Bono economy and used to process vegetables for local consumption and export with over 3,000 employees.
However, since the 1980s, this great factory has been rotting in the bush whilst thousands of young people are unable to find meaningful sources of livelihood.
See the pictures in the post below:
Below is what some Ghanaians had to say about this report:
So if the government isn't doing their best, what about our chiefs. Have they become lame? Damned. Can't our chiefs and elders and rise and develop their various towns. They've been collecting goats since the ages and still does, we don't even know their use in the society. Asemo
So which factories is the government claiming to be one district one factory at all? They should transform this one then we praise them for doing a good job eerh.
The factory is left not working because the people there were not willing to support. Farmers believe that they make enough money from selling their goods in the open market than providing it to the factory. They made Afriquid and Gihoc to run at a lost so blame the people there.
Amidst the trending hashtag calling on the government to FixTheCountry, the video that was taken by a former Ashanti Regional Deputy Minister showed that the place has been abandoned.
The hospital was built and commissioned under former President John Dramani Mahama but has now been left to the mercy of the weather after power exchanged hands.
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