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Akufo-Addo is fulfilling 1D1F promise – National Coordinator


The National Coordinator of the One District-One Factory policy initiative, Hon. Gifty Ohene Konadu, has urged Ghanaians to keep their hopes in the program alive since the government is on course to providing at least, a factory in each of the 254 districts in the country.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, she noted, is fulfilling his promise made to the people of Ghana during the 2016 electioneering campaign with regards to the implementation of the policy initiative, stressing that the level of development so far is satisfactory.

“The promise that Nana Akufo-Addo made is a promise that he is fulfilling and he will continue until all the districts have at least a factory each. I am hopeful that by year 2020, most of the districts if not all, will have a factory,” she noted.

Hon. Ohene Konadu made this observation when interacting with Accra-based Oman FM, Thursday, October 11, 2018, to give accounts on the status of implementation of the One-District-One-Factory Policy initiative.

No Discrimination

Commenting further, the National Coordinator of the 1D1F project said the President is so passionate about the program that his interest is to ensure that its implementation opens up all the 254 districts in the country for employment opportunities.

To that effect, she said under no circumstances has her outfit discriminated against any investor with a good project proposal on grounds of race, political affiliation, colour, gender among others.

Steady progress

She said the implementation of the program which is private led is steadily progressing and is very optimistic that more of the factories will soon be commissioned.

“When you start with anything, you slow down a bit because you have to take your time to study properly and once you are good to go, you then move at a faster pace. I can tell you on authority that most of the investors have received funding and are executing the project to the satisfaction of the funding institutions.

“A lot of the banks have also expressed their readiness to support in this regard. So, for now, everything is in order and we are moving at a faster pace,” Hon. Ohene Konadu stressed.

Help make 1D1F a success

Commenting further, Hon. Ohene Konadu cautioned politicians who are always criticizing the implementation of the 1D1F policy to desist from doing so and instead, offer suggestions that will help make the policy a success to inure to the benefit of all.

She said those who criticize the implementation policy wrongly are mere enemies of development and the earlier they change their ways the better, stressing that the government will not lose focus on the initiative majority of the people have embraced.

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