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Business News of Sunday, 6 November 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Nana Addo promises rubber processing factory for Ahanta West

The Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has promised to build a rubber processing factory in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region if he is voted into office.

He made the promise while speaking to the chiefs and residents of Ahanta West as part of his tour of the Western Region.

“We want to boost the Agric sector. Every district has something we can work with. That is why we say one factory, one district. This will not be difficult to do here in Ahanta West because we have a lot of resources.”

“We are coming to put up a rubber processing factory here so that people can get jobs to do. We will also restart the outgrowing scheme we introduced under the Kufuor administration which has collapsed today. We will restart the scheme for rubber producers to also get some money, as well as farmers,” he said.

Already, the Ahanta West District hosts the French company, the Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL), which is one of Africa’s leading rubber producers.

Nana Addo has been making a number of promises including the introduction of the One District One Factory policy, where people will be engaged in various activities to improve living standards and reduce urban migration among others.

In August, he promised to establish one dam in every village in the northern part of the country, to boost agriculture through a well-planed irrigation policy.

Addressing traditional rulers at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, Nana Addo said a robust irrigation policy “One Village One Dam” will make Ghana crop all year round, and eventually become a net exporter of most foodstuff.