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    • “It is long overdue and that is why we have committed ourselves to the programme of 1-village-1-dam, so that every part of the northern region of our country will have access to water and irrigation to be able to support farming all year round,” the President said.

    President Akufo-Addo has revealed that a total of five hundred and seventy dams (570), and fifteen (15) warehouses are being constructed in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions.

    • The Leefound Foodstuffs Ghana Limited is a partnership between the Tianjin Food Group Limin Condiment Company Limited and the Ghana Grand Rice Food Limited, both Chinese entities.

    The sod has been cut for the construction of a $3-million food processing factory under the One-district, One-factory (1D1F) initiative at Afienya in the Ningo Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region.

    • The agreement ensures that EXIM provides the funds in guarantees for clients of GEXIM to source and procure machinery and equipment from the United States of America (USA) for their factories under the 1D1F initiative.

    The Government’s One-District One-Factory (1D1F) programme has received a significant boost following the signing of a US$300 million cooperative agreement between the Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) and United States of America Export-Import Bank (EXIM).

    • This is because the alarming rate of joblessness among the youth in Ghana continues to pose a major threat to national security. Needless to say, unemployment serves as a breeding ground for the perpetuation of crimes by the energetic youth.

    Written By Sylvester Forson - The initiative by the present government to situate factories in the various districts in Ghana has been widely commended as a laudable initiative aimed at solving the unemployment situation in the country.

    • He said 35 others were currently undergoing credit appraisal to enable them to receive financial support for implementation.

    About 79 projects under the government’s One-district One-factory (1D 1F) programme are expected to be rolled out by the close of the year, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

    • According to President Akufo-Addo, “PERD provides a historical opportunity for addressing the economic fundamentals by expanding the capacity to earn foreign exchange from agricultural exports, and generate much-needed jobs.”

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the newly inaugurated Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme will enhance the foreign exchange earning capacity of the Ghanaian economy.

    • He said the 15 factories were expected to create 13,022 direct and indirect jobs on completion.

    Work has started on 15 factories under the government’s One-district, One-factory (1D1F) initiative, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has said.

    • Mr Kyerematen agreed with the committee that currently beyond Accra and Kumasi, there was little evidence of industrial activity and outlined how he intended to change that to boost job creation and employment.

    The government has, through the implementation of the One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) programme, mobilised a total of GH¢2.3 billion from local financial institutions to support the implementation of the flagship programme.

    • I don't think it is a necessarily bad idea if it is thought out well. Whether the idea is to get the government to set up these private factories or the NPP government decides to set them up themselves,...

    Okay. So, the first time I heard about the NPP's Nana indicating they want to build factories in every districtwas I believe yesterday on Joy FM and I even tweeted (@marrickegane) about it when I believe Akomea indicated that "they will know the cost of the projects as soon as the feasibilities were known. I immediately HIT back to say NO NO NO Sir, you need to have costed your projects instead to determine their funding, operational and sustainability viability - not the other way round. At that point I quickly made a mental note - where then lies the comparative relevancy in questioning Mahama's Komenda factory without the raw materials - it’s also the other way round right???

    • “When we came into office, we inherited a plethora of IPP agreements, all of whom were contracted at the time of our crisis and, therefore, left us in a weak position, ...

    President a Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, 15th September, 2018, commissioned a 20-megawatt solar plant, and inspected ongoing works at the Casa de-Ropa Ltd, a “1-district-1-factory” initiative, all in the Gomoa West constituency.

    • British colonialists stifled the growth of our manufacturing industry so as to use Ghana as a market for their manufactured goods.

    Written By Prof. Ian E. Yeboah - The One-District, One-Factory(1D1F) programme was launched in 2017 and though I am not aware of a policy paper that launched it, a PowerPoint presentation on the secretariat’s website states its objectives.

    • “Our dams are not like Guinea Fowls that will fly to Burkina Faso. The dams are going to be here in Ghana. Even if a few are not well done, ...

    Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reaffirmed Government’s determination to fulfil the campaign pledge of facilitating year round farming in the northern regions through the construction of dams under the ‘One Village One Dam’ programme.

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