A Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay has stated government’s determination to use the one district one factory policy to create wealth for the populace.
The establishment of factories in the over 230 districts of the country, he posited is a sure way of tackling unemployment and eliminating poverty.
Addressing a stakeholders meeting in Kumasi, Mr Ahomka-Lindsay said the 1D1F policy is also to stop rural and peri-urban migration of the youth to urban cities in the country.
Mincing no words, he insisted government’s core mandate is to create jobs everywhere in the country so as to enable the people create wealth for themselves.
Giving reasons why the government is bent on carrying out the policy, Mr Ahomka-Lindsay mentioned government’s desire to create mass employment at where people live across the country.
He noted the determination of Government through the Ministry of Trade to add value to the natural resource endowment of every district.
The Deputy Minister also mentioned efforts to create a greater spread of economic activity countrywide through the One District One factory policy.
This policy, he added is targeted at promoting export and increase foreign currency in the country at all times.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, Mr Maxwell Agyemang, Chairman for Tano City Projects, a local firm which is partnering with some foreign companies as well as the African Exim Bank to construct about Sixteen-Thousand (16,000) high rise buildings in the Ejisu enclave expressed his outfit’s readiness to do business with government.
According to him, Tano City Project is committed to the prospects of getting the Ghanaian people jobs by using home grown solutions.
The company, he revealed is also embarking on the construction 30 different industries with its strategic investors to help bridge the gap of the housing deficit in the country.
By this project, the Chairman stressed of creating about 20,000 direct jobs for residents in the Ejisu- Juaben Municipality.