THE ASHANTI Regional Minister, Mr. Simon Osei-Mensah, has disclosed that 21 factories have been completed and operationalised under the “One District, One Factory”, (1D1F) Project in the region.
According to the minister, 30 more factories are being constructed under Project in the region.
Some of the functional factories, the Minister mentioned are Boris ‘B’ Farms and Vet Supplies Ghana Ltd, a Bantama-based company that deals in poultry and poultry feed, Aspee Pharmaceuticals Ltd at Ejisu, Darko Farms Group at Akropong, which is into the processing of poultry and Anok Gyes Farms Ltd at Agona Wiamoase, producer of pig feed.
Minister Osei-Mensah who was addressing the 23rd Regional General Meeting of Ashanti, Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regional Branch of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) in Kumasi said these factories, which are in various stages of completion, will soon be completed.
He explained that these factories are hardware companies, food processing factories and alcoholic beverage factories and mentioned some of these factories as Adonko Bitters Limited, Beacon Hills
Industries Limited, Agro Africa Limited, Best Fertilizer Limited, IM Trucks and Heavy Equipment Limited, Ababio Express Limited and Jomex Limited among others.
Mr. Osei Mensah noted that the government has made huge investments in transforming the economy from one that imports and exports raw material into a production economy.
He also said the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council and the AGI have been collaborating with the private sector to implement projects that are geared towards promoting business in the region.
“Currently there is a proposal to organize a fair at the end of the year”, Minister Osei-Mensah hinted.
By Kow Richardson