President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, September 10 inspected ongoing work on the development of the $16 million Weddi Africa Tomato Processing Factory located in Domfete, in Berekum, Bono East Region.
The manufacturing facility, a assignment running beneath Government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative, is an entirely Ghanaian-owned organisation, on the way to have an established capability to procedure forty,000 metric tons of clean tomato in line with annum. This interprets into 720 crates of tomatoes consistent with shift in keeping with day, with the manufacturing facility additionally owning a 500-metric ton cold room facility to preserve fresh tomato fruits.
The organisation has installed a 2,400-acre farm land as a nucleus farm, and additionally spearheaded the establishment of the Tomato Out-grower Farmers Association in Tano North and Berekum West Districts, with 2,000 registered farmers from Ahafo and Bono regions.
Indeed, the 2,000 farmers are on time table to receive seeds, fertilizers and other inputs and technical services from the applicable MDAs, with those mechanisms all put in vicinity to make certain the sustainability of the manufacturing unit.
President Akufo-Addo turned into knowledgeable that once fully finished, the factory will create approximately 186 direct jobs, with greater than 3,000 indirect job possibilities inside the Berekum West District and different surrounding groups.
Government, the President confident, is committed to assisting non-public region operators like Weddi Africa Limited to place themselves to emerge as globally competitive, and, thereby, also take gain of marketplace possibilities supplied via the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), whose Secretariat has been established and commissioned in Accra.
Further, he instructed the collection that government has hooked up an institutional mechanism to offer strategic aid and assistance to the home personal sector running on the district level.
“I talk over with the Business Resource Centres which have been established in sixty-seven (67) Districts throughout the united states, thirty (30) of which have already began operations. The 1D1F corporations will enjoy the help to be furnished through the BRCs,” he delivered.
He commended the promoters of Weddi Africa Ltd. For organising the sort of modern-day facility in Domfete, Berekum, in the Bono Region, in assist of presidency’s Industrial Transformation Agenda, and appealed to Nananom and citizens to present their maximum co-operation to the promoters of the enterprise, to make sure their achievement, which, he explained, can be the success of Nananom and residents as well.
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