The Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Letsa, has announced that sod would soon be cut for the construction of a starch factory in the Adaklu District under the New Patriotic Party government's industrialisation program dubbed 'One District, One Factory'.
He added that five starch factories and two alcohol factories would also be established at various locations across the region under the flagship program.
Dr Letsa made the announcement at the 17th Congregation of the Ho Technical University.
Dr Letsa noted that the Akufo-Addo-led-government has identified the major role technical education would play in the successful implementation of the 1D-1F program hence its commitment to the full realization of the core objectives of the technical university concept.
He, however, hinted that plans are far advanced for the establishment of tomatoes,pineapple and mango processing factories in the region and appealed to management of the Ho Technical University to partner the Volta Region Coordinating Council in this regard.
The interim Vice Chancellor, Prof Emmanuel Sakyi, indicated that the university is positioning to adjust to the technical university system to provide students with skill based training to enhance students become employers rather than job seekers.
He also disclosed that 13 bachelor of technology programs have been submitted to the National Commission for Tertiary Education (NCTE) awaiting approval.
Out of the 1130 graduands, 94 were the first to be graduated after the conversion of the institution into a university obtained first class honors.
Also, 516 and 421 graduands obtained second class upper and lower divisions respectively, 52 obtained pass while 57 successfully went through a competent based program.
Miss Marthar Seyram Daliesor was adjudged the overall best graduating student.
The University earlier matriculated 989 prospective students.