Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has lower the sod for the design of a GH¢35 million watermelon processing manufacturing unit in Walewale in the North East Area, less than the “One-District, One particular-Factory” initiative.
The manufacturing unit, on completion by the conclude of 2020, would eliminate the annually submit-harvest losses by watermelon farmers, primarily, in the Walewale enclave and its encompassing communities to strengthen the financial wellbeing of the individuals.
The manufacturing facility is anticipated to produce direct employment for among 300 and 400 folks and offer a completely ready marketplace for in between 2000 and 3000 peasant farmers.
Talking at the ceremony on Monday, at Walewale, Vice President Bawumia stated the construction of the GH¢35 million manufacturing unit funded by the Exim Financial institution, is in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s endeavours to reduce rural-urban migration and revitalise the country’s industrial base.
“The President pledged before Ghanaians his determination to pursuing an aggressive industrialisation and worth addition to agricultural develop by means of the flagship 1D1F programme.
“Under the IDIF, about 181 factories ended up at different stages of completion with some 58 of them by now completed.
“The development designed by the authorities is considerable for a three-yr outdated govt,” Dr Bawumia explained.
Vice President Bawumia urged farmers to get edge of the environment up of the manufacturing unit to scale up the production of watermelon with the demanded criteria.
He mentioned the worry of put up-harvest losses would be a detail of the past and inspired farmers to examine all-calendar year round farming in order to regularly feed the watermelon manufacturing facility.
“With the design of the Pwalugu multi-objective dam, the prospective clients of agro-processing factories in the Northeast and the Higher East Locations of the nation will be tremendously improved, he additional.
Mr Lawrence Agyensaim, the Main Government Officer of the Ghana Exim Bank, claimed that GH¢100 million was allotted for the design of factories in the five regions of the North.
He explained his outfit was working intently with the promoters of those factories to make sure their speedy set up.
“Ghana Exim Bank is prepared to guidance President Akufo-Addo’s eyesight of 1 District One particular Factory. Just as we supported the building of Ekumfi Juice factory, we are also supporting the design of this factory and lots of a lot more for the higher growth of Ghana” Mr Agynsaim said.
Vice President Bawumia before carried out a floor-breaking ceremony for the construction of an ultra-present day 100-bed Hospital at Walewale for the West Mamprusi Municipality, to increase entry to healthcare expert services in the North East Location and over and above.