Minister for Trades and Industry, Mr Alan Kyeremanteng has said the NPP government has been able to complete 76 factories under the One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) programme.
Speaking in an interview with Asempa FM, an Accra-based Twi-speaking radio station, the minister gave a list of some of the factories that have been completed so far.
Among them, he stated, are a pineapple processing factory in the Ekumfi District, a pineapple and orange processing factory in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) municipality, a cassava starch processing factory in the Fanteakwa District, a cashew processing factory in Tema and a fruit processing factory in the West Akim District.
He went on to make mention of a shea butter processing factory in the Accra metropolis, an avocado processing factory in Ningo-Prampram and the cultivation and processing of sweet potato into bread, chips and biscuit at Gomoa West.
According to Mr Alan Kyeremanteng, these are the factories he can remember off the head and when he has the liberty of time, he will state all the factories.
“Others are manufacturing and distribution pharmaceuticals in the Nsawam-Adoagyiri municipality, the Accra metropolis and the Suhum District. The rest are manufacturing of agricultural inputs in the Tema metropolis, garment manufacturing in the Accra metropolis and a tile and brick production factory at Tanoso in the Brong Ahafo Region,” he added.
“There is more interest in IDIF because of the incentives. Many private sector investors have shown interest because of the five years tax holiday,” he noted.
He urged Ghanaian to cast their votes for the NPP government in the upcoming general elections since they have demonstrated that they are better placed to drive the developmental agenda of Ghana.