The Executive Secretary of the Free Zones Board (GFZB), Mr. Michael Okyere Baafi has told Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the institution is taking steps to leverage the flagship one-district-one-factory promised to rolled in all the 216 districts to allow investors (both local and foreign) to use the free zones.
Speaking in interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, he said, GFZB as part of its efforts to assist government in the implementation of the project, the are encouraging investors to take advantage of the incentives available.
He said the board, is also acquiring land across the country for the project and will register them under the name of the GFZB so it will be easy for interested parties to re-purchase them from them.
He revealed that the Juabenhene and Chairman for the Council of State Nana Otuo Siriboe II has allocated a 1000 hecres of land for the project.
The Obomenghene he further revealed has allocated to government 200 hecres of land for the project. He used the opportunity to appeal to other chiefs to emulate these two chiefs and allocate land for the one-district-one-factory.
Compensations he stated would be awarded to chiefs who will make available land for the implementation of the 1D1F.
According to him, the board is looking forward to attract investors to take part in the flagship policy which he opined, has gathered momentum.
Mr. Baafi explained, the investors who are interested the policy, will be encouraged to ply by the laid down requirements that is, to export 70 percent of the things produced for foreign exchange gains.