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Ashanti Region Grabs 52 Factories

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is indeed making good its promise to establish at least a factory in all 216 districts in the country.

This is because, barely two months after launching its flagship ‘One District, One Factory’ policy in the Central Region, government says a total of 52 other factories have been identified and ready for take-off in the Ashanti Region.

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, who unveiled the pleasant news in Kumasi recently, expressed optimism that the number of factories could even be higher, saying the region had long positioned itself ahead of the government’s initiative.

Speaking at a well-attended Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) Meeting in the regional capital, the minister charged the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to quickly submit lists of investment opportunities in their respective areas to the RCC for the adaptation of a single blueprint to highlight investment avenues in the region.

He said the blueprint would help facilitate the investment drive of the region and subsequently make the region and its people benefit fully from the policy.

Hon, Mensah therefore admonished the MMDCEs to dedicate their time and energy to champion the vision of the president in accelerating the country’s developmental agenda.

He further advised them to lead humble, acceptable and dedicated lifestyles in the discharge of their daily duties so that the NPP government, which appointed them, would get the glory.

Hon. Simon Osei Mensah also charged the MMDCEs to be visionary and proactive by implementing policies and programmes that would make the government succeed in the districts.

According to him, the NPP administration is determined to create jobs, fix the economy and create wealth for the masses, among others.  He said one of the core dreams of government is to implement the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme, which would see to the abundance of food in the country.

Hon. Osei Mensah finally stressed the need for MMDCEs to support the numerous social intervention programmes put in place to help deal with poverty and create wealth for the citizenry.

Source: Kwadwo Essel/ The Publisher

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