Ekumfi Pineapple factory to create 9,000 jobs
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More than 9,000 jobs are expected to be created under the government’s first ‘One District One Factory’ policy initiative launched at Ekumfi in the Central Region by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday

The jobs to be created under the policy are made up of about 4,000 direct jobs at the Ekumfi Fruits processing factory and 5,000 pineapple out-grower farming jobs.

Madam Gifty Ohene Konadu, the National Coordinator of the ‘One District One Factory’ Initiative, said 51 factories had been billed to be constructed across the country before the end of 2017.

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She observed, the factories to be constructed across the country will not be owned by the government.

“This will not be government projects. What we will do is that we will create the enabling environment for the private businesses,” Madam Konadu said.

At the sod cutting ceremony for the construction of the first project, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo said the government was keen on using industrialisation to creating high paying jobs for the youth and also to support economic growth.

“Raw material producing economies do not produce prosperity for the masses,” he said and indicated that the government would change the structure of the Ghanaian economy from dependence on production and export of raw materials to a value added industrial economy.

By Francis Tandoh/adrdaily.com


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