The Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Daniel Noble Awume has said that the One-District, One-Factory (1D1F) initiative in the Hohoe Municipality has been of great importance to the people in the area, especially the youth.
He noted that the wood processing company which was in existence before government roped them in the 1D1F initiative has helped to create employment in the area.
According to Mr. Awume, the youth factory which is into rice processing would also provide employment for many youth in the municipality, allowing them to become financially independent.
The Hohoe MCE noted that the NPP-led administration is committed to empowering the youth and has urged the youth in the Hohoe Municipality to take advantage of the initiative.
Mr Awume noted that the project would help promote local economic activities when it fully starts operations.
“This project will greatly help boost the local economy as well as empower the youth with employable skills,” Mr Awume said.
The Volta Regional Directorate of 1D1F projects 2020 unveiled some projects under the scheme with support from the government.
Other projects that have begun operating under the 1D1F initiative include the processing of cassava into ethanol and carbon dioxide, as well as the Volta Forest Company, a wood processing company, which is receiving financial support and facilitation from the government through the EXIM Bank to help boost their businesses.
In Ketu South and Keta Municipalities, which are into cassava processing, gari, starch and ethanol there are structures with some equipment but yet to be operational.
Esther Batse who is in charge of the Enable Youth Center, a rice processing industry noted that the initiative, which is youth-centered, would greatly help the youth find their feet in the labour market.
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