Date Created : 8/28/2017 2:04:36 AM : Story Author : Emmanuel Frimpong/ Ghanadistricts.com
It all begun with a sparkling performance from popular kumawood actor, Kofi Adu, known in the movie industry as Agya Koo,when heperformed his composed highlife song with backing from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) band.
His staggering performance fetched residents from their homes to catch of glimpse, as he performed his nicely craftedsong to the cheers of the large crowd gathered.
Another artiste who shocked many of the crowd gathered with a mouthwatering performance was Lucky Mensah, a former ally to the now opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.
The “nkrato)” hit maker wowed the audience with anexpertlycomposed song to congratulate the Akufo Addo government for taken bold steps to better the lives of the people.
Some lines in the song however,taunted the previous NDC administrationfor failing miserably during their 8 years in office,but yet,accusing the 8-month old Akufo Addo government which has proven beyond doubtits commitment to better the lives of the people for not doing anything.
The stage performanceswas wrapped up with yet anotherblistering show by “Praye”andDada KD. The pair collaborated perfectly to feature all the achievements of the government including the free SHS policy, one district, one dam and the one district one factory initiatives in their new song.
Launch of one district, one factory
The one district one factory initiative was launched on Friday August 25, 2017 at Ekumfi in the central region. A sod cutting ceremony was also held to commence the construction of a pineapple processing company in the area.
The project, which is the first factory to be constructed under the one district one factory initiative, is projected to process about eight metric tons of fruit daily and over 250,000 metric tons annually.
It is also expected to create jobs for 250 factory workers and create approximately 5000 indirect jobs for the people.
About the “one district one factory” policy
The “one district one factory” policy was instituted by the Akufo Addo administration to address the slow economic growth at the district level.
The initiative aims to achieve this through a massive private sector led nationwide industrialization drive, which will equip and empower communities to utilize their local resources in manufacturing products that are in high demand both locally and internationally.
The project, when fully realized, will allow the country to reap the rewards of the industrialization, increase agricultural and manufacturing output, reduce reliance on imports and increase food availability. The project is also expected to generate thousands of jobs per district by end of 2020.