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National Coordinator of One District One Factory Program, Gifty Ohene Konadu National Coordinator of One District One Factory Program, Gifty Ohene Konadu

We want quality so we're taking our time in fulfilling 1D1F-Coordinator

Written by  Jan 10, 2018
National Coordinator for the one-district-one-factory, Gifty Ohene Konadu says five (5) out of 69 projects are ready for sod-cutting and take off in 2018. In an interview with Rainbow Business News, the coordinator said the project is moving on steadily considering the level of work done.   She said a total amount of GHc7.7 million was approved last year for the implementation of Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Limited in the Central Region.   She said engineers are on site and doing everything possible to get the project done.   She said in all, five projects have been approved and funding allocated for its implementation.   Government had said in November 2017 that, some 192 businesses proposals were approved for take off.   However, the recent comments by the Coordinator defeats the previous claims made by government.   Meanwhile, Gifty Ohene Konadu has said the processes in approving a project under the policy hinges on viability, job creation, community engagement, availability of market and raw materials. She said we doing things step by step and something that would be sustained and of high quality.     The 1D1F as it is popularly called  was instituted by His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo to address the challenge of slow economic growth at the district level through a massive nationwide industrialisation drive, which will equip and empower communities to utilise their local resources in manufacturing products that are in high demand both locally and internationally.   According to government, this will allow the country to reap the well-known rewards of industrialisation, such as gains in efficiency in every facet of life in our society, increase in agricultural and manufacturing output, a reduction in the reliance on imports and increase in the production of consumer goods and food availability. The programme is expected to facilitate the creation of between 7,000 to 15,000 jobs per district and between 1.5 million and 3.2 million nationwide by end of 2021. The mission of the One-District, One-Factory programme is to identify and create business opportunities in the districts, harnessing the strengths and resources of the locals in an efficient technology and demand driven value chain.      

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