Aburi Chief Gives Gov't 5,000 Acres For One-District-One Factory Project

| Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 4:00pm


Aburi Chief, Otoobour Djan Kwesi II


Aburi Chief and 14 others has donated to Government 5,000 Acres for One-district-One-factory Project at Aburi in the Eastern Region.

Aburi Chief, Otoobour Djan Kwesi II and 14 others in the Akuapim South District handed the land to government for the construction of projects, which include an industrial park.

Chief of Suhum, Nana Opeabre Awua Asiedu told an Accra based radio, Joy FM that, the land will be use for the construction of hospitals, food courts, factories, warehouses, housing and ultra-modern mall unparalleled in the country.

The project is a private public partnership, which will see government and private investors collaborating.

Nana Opeabre Awua Asiedu who also doubles as the lead investor said they want “government to come and give them logistics that need.

The donation comes less than 24 hours to the official launch of the one-district-one-factory project in the Central Region Friday.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will use the occasion to commission a pineapple processing factory at Ekumfi.

The One-District-One-Factory is one of the President’s major campaign promises to Ghanaians in 2016.

The program is expected to bring at least a factory each in all the 2016 districts in the country.

Already some 300 factories have been identified to be constructed, which will create more than 500,000 to one million jobs from 2017 to 2020.

To demonstrate its commitment to fulfilling this promise, the government has earmarked the sum of ¢456.3 million for the implementation of the project.

The donation by the chiefs in the Akuapim South District is expected to facilitate smooth implementation of the project in the Eastern Region.