As part of the President’s 2-day tour of the North East Region, President Akufo-Addo and Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen visited Nalerigu and Walewale on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
They inspected ongoing work on the construction of a GH¢36 million watermelon juice factory; and also inspected ongoing work on the construction of a rice processing factory in Nasia, all operating under the government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative spearheaded by Mr. Alan Kyerematen.
Upon completion, these two factories are expected to create thousands of jobs for the people of the North East Region.
These two factories would add to the already existing Seventy-Seven (77) factories operating under the 1D1F programme, which has been touted as a true reflection of strategic government policy driving the industrialization agenda of Ghana.
The “One District One Factory” (1D1F) initiative is a key component of the Ten (10) Point Industrial Transformational Agenda of the Government.
The initiative is designed to support the establishment of at least one industrial enterprise in each of the 260 Districts.
The programme is private sector-led but facilitated by government.