As part of the two-day tour of the North East Region, President Akufo-Addo and Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen visited Nalerigu and Walewale on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

The visit by the pair was to inspect ongoing works on the construction of a GH¢36 million watermelon juice factory and a rice processing factory in Nasia; both operating under the government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative spearheaded by the Trade Minister.

Upon completion, these two factories are expected to create thousands of jobs for the people of the North East Region.

The factories, would add to the already existing seventy-seven (77) operating under the 1D1F program which has been touted as a true reflection of strategic government policy driving the industrialization agenda of the country.

Alan Kyerematen, Akufo-Addo visit two 1D1Fs in Bawumia’s hometown

Since its introduction, the policy has so far birthed 232 factories, out of which 77 are fully running, 107 at different stages of construction and about 49 approved to commence.

The 77 which are fully running, is also said to have given employment to about 140,000 people directly and indirectly.

The “One District One Factory” (1D1F) initiative is a key component of the Ten (10) Point Industrial Transformational Agenda of the government.

Alan Kyerematen, Akufo-Addo visit two 1D1Fs in Bawumia’s hometown

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.