Every district will have a factory by 2020 – National Coordinator
Gifty Ohene Konadu noted some districts will even have more factories than others depending on the raw material potentials they have.
Corroborating her claim, she indicated for instance that the Nsawam Adoagyiri District has been identified to get three different factories of which funding has been made available.
President Akufo-Addo, she noted, is fulfilling his promise to Ghanaians during the 2016 electioneering campaign with regards to the implementation of the policy initiative, stressing that the level of development so far is satisfactory.
The former Deputy Trade Minister gave the assurance while interacting with a section of the media to give accounts on the status of implementation of the 1D1F policy initiative.
She added that the National Coordinator of the 1D1F project said the President is committed to ensuring that its implementation opens up all the 254 districts in the country for employment opportunities.
“One-District-One-Factory is a vision of the President that has come to assist Ghana. Everything is working to perfection.
“When you submit a proposal, we don’t look at one’s political affiliation or background, race, colour among others. This is Ghana and everything that the President is doing is about the interest of Ghana,” she posited.
“When you start with anything, you slow down a bit because you have to take your time to study properly and once you are good to go, you then move at a faster pace.
“I can tell you on authority that most of the investors have received funding and are executing the project to the satisfaction of the funding institutions. A lot of the banks have also expressed their readiness to support in this regard. So, for now, everything is in order and we are moving at a faster pace,” Ohene Konadu stressed.
She described those who criticise the implementation policy wrongly, as enemies of development and urging them to change their ways. She stressed that government will not lose focus on the initiative majority of the people have embraced.
Ohene Konadu said under the policy, the government is to provide enabling environment which includes the provision of potable water, access road network, electricity and land for the investors to build the factory, believing that these facilities will not only ensure that jobs are created but rather profitable and sustainable factories are established.
She said her doors are always opened to receive suggestions that will make the implementation of the policy better.