(Watch) NDC Anita Desoso heat Over Allotey Jacobs & Akua Donkor over NPP Support

NDC Anita Desoso heat Over Allotey Jacobs & Akua Donkor over NPP Support

The former Women organizer for the largest opposition party in Ghana National Democratic Congress (NDC) has blame former Central Regional Chairman Allotey Jacobs for sidelining the party to follow the National Patriotic Party (NPP).

President Akufo-Addo visit to the Central Region.

President Nana Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory, a project initiated under the One-District-One-Factory initiative of his government.

“A total investment of $15 million of which $10 million was a facility from Ghana Exim Bank,

has been made. Presently, the production capacity of the factory is 10 tonnes of processed juice per hour, utilizing some 10,000 fruits per hour. This means that this factory requires four acres of

pineapple fruits to be harvested for processing every hour,” he added. Commissioning the factory on Friday, the President recounted how, on August 21, 2017, he cut the sod for the construction

of the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory, the first 1-District-1-Factory project of his government.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory is a

wholly-owned Ghanaian company and has one of the most modern, automated

agro-processing plants in the country.

He stated that “In my remarks, I appealed for the unalloyed support of every Ghanaian for

the success of this project. Unfortunately, our political opponents did not heed this call, with

some going as far as calling this project a hoax and a political gimmick, and with some

describing it as ‘a grasscutter breeding house’.

The President continued, “Nearly, three years down the line, we have confounded the

doubting Thomases, and I am very happy to be back here in Ekumfi, and, indeed, very

proud to commission the Ekumfi Fruit and Juices Factory.

As we can all see, this project has been well-planned and well-thought-through, with the

raw materials needed for the successful implementation of this project already present, and

an out-grower scheme in place”.

Explaining the rationale for the 1D1F initiative, President Akufo-Addo noted that the initiative

is designed to transform the industrial landscape of the country and build the capacities

of local entrepreneurs and existing enterprises to produce high-quality products and services

for both domestic and foreign markets.

Further, it seeks to create employment particularly, for the youth, in rural and peri-urban communities, and thereby improve income levels and standard of living, as well as reduce rural-urban migration.

“That is why Ekumfi, which is one of the richest districts in the country in terms of natural resources, has validated the Government’s approach to industrialization, through value addition,” he added. With 1,000 acres of pineapple under cultivation, employing about 475 outgrowers, the factory has created direct employment opportunities for over 550 people including engineers, food scientists, marketing professionals, accountants, and technicians.

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