Trade Ministry to help set-up 30 factories for Central Region

Isaac Arkoh, GNA

Assin-Fosu (C/R), July
21, GNA – Mr. Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry
has said preparations are far advanced for the establishment of 30 new
factories in the Central Region to create employment for the youth.

The move formed part
of Government’s grand scheme to provide jobs for the youth through the
“One District, One Factory” policy initiative.

Mr Ahomka-Lindsay said
this during the Central Regional Delegates’ Conference of the Party held at
Assin Fosu in the Assin Central Municipality last Saturday.

He said the Ministry
was determined to support the private sector to occupy its rightful position as
the “engine of growth and the catalyst for Ghana’s industrialization

Consequently, the
Ministry had put in motion a “job creating engine” in all its
policies to address the country’s unemployment challenges, he added.

In line with this, he
said, the Ministry was focused on nurturing entrepreneurs and business friendly
policies to move the country’s reliance on taxation to full production to spark
national development.

He charged the youth
to exert their energies and skills into productive ventures to enable them
benefit from government incentive packages for businesses.

“The youth must take advantage
of the numerous programmes and policies the government had put in place to curb
the rising unemployment.”

The Deputy Minister
cited land accessibility as one challenge and therefore appealed to chiefs to
readily release lands to support the project.

Ms Mavis Hawa Koomson,
a Deputy Minister of Government Special Initiatives, said the President Nana
Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo had setup the Ministry as a sign of his personal
commitment to job creation and economic transformation.

She said Government
remained committed to developing the entire districts and would encourage the
siting of businesses according to the competitive advantage and natural
endowments of the various districts across the country.

She mentioned that
Government will continue to provide farmers especially the youth in agriculture
with necessary logistical and technical support to excel in the agricultural
sector to ensure food security and sustainable national development.

The Minister who is
also the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East Constituency said the vision
of the government was to modernize agriculture, improve production efficiency,
achieve food security and profitability for farmers, all aimed at significantly
increasing agricultural productivity.


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