The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) is to source its food products from local factories, established under the government’s one district, one factory (1D1F) initiative.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said this would help to sustain them on the path of growth.
He made this known at Tumu in the Sissila East District, in the Upper West Region, where he had visited to join the Muslim community to pray for national unity, stability, peace and development during the Ramadan.
“We are going to make sure that the GSFP feeds on the products from the government’s 1D1F flagship programme to sustain their growth.”
The Vice President also announced that Cabinet had given approval for the award of the Wa-Tumu road on contract to ease the transportation difficulty, the discomfort and the nightmare, of people served by the road.
It would significantly boost economic activities in the region, to make things better for the population.
The Vice President applauded the Paramount Chief of Tumu Traditional Area, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton IV, for his commitment to development.
He described the chief as a development-oriented person – always fighting for development for his people.
Kuoro Kanton IV had appealed to the government to get the authorities of the GSFP to patronize 1D1F products to facilitate and sustain the growth of the factories.
He also pleaded for the construction and upgrading of roads in the area, particularly the Wa-Tumu trunk road, to attract investors and boost trading activities.
“If the roads are improved, it will also improve market for the industries,” he added.
Kuoro Kanton IV underlined the need for the construction of a dam in Tumu to stimulate agricultural production and agribusinesses.
There are already 10 dams in the region but he said his people were yet to derive benefits from them.
The Vice President together with the Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, and some top government officials, later prayed in the Central Mosque, where he broke his fast and dined with members of the Muslim community.
He had since left for Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital.