1D1F: Keta to establish fertilizer, cassava and sugarcane juice factory
As part of government policy to make Ghana a hub of industries whiles creating job opportunity for the teaming youth under the One District One Factory policy, the Keta Municipal Assembly in the Volta Region is set to boost of fertilizer, cassava and sugarcane juice factory.
Date Created : 11/4/2019 2:46:49 AM : Story Author : William Dei-Gyau/Ghanadistricts.com
This was revealed by the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Godwin Effah during his encounter with the press in the Assembly's maiden edition of the meet the press held in the Keta Municipality.
According to the MCE who was honoured to host the journalist to account for the stewardship of the New Patriotic Party's led government for the thirty-four months in office, "the municipality has been considering a number of commodities of which they have a comparative advantage to be used to fulfil the 1D1F policy".
He indicated that "the Assembly has since settled on cassava and sugarcane juice factory as the two commodities are grown on a large scale at Tsiame, Dorveme and its surrounding communities. “In this regard, we have agreed that cassava and sugarcane juice factories be established at Tsiame- Dorveme to process the two commodities which will be spearheaded by a private sector company".
"Ladies and Gentlemen, another private company in fulfilment of the 1D1F policy has decided to build a fertilizer factory at Keta to boost agriculture in the Keta, Anloga and its adjoining communities. The Assembly has decided to allocate a piece of land for the project to take off early next year" he announced.
Mr. Godwin Effah highlighting on other areas of government policies stated that the Municipal Assembly has equally benefited from the national cake as distributed by the central government including the Planting for Food and Jobs(PFJ), Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ), Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), Nation Builders Corps which the Assembly received 200 trainees, adding that the assembly under the school feeding program has enrolled 18 basic schools across the municipality with 6782 beneficiaries served with one hot meal daily.
With regards to the ‘One million dollars per constituency’ each year, the MCE applauded the president through the Costal Development Authority (CODA) who's mandate it is to provide and close infrastructure gaps in the communities living along the coast of the Atlantic ocean from Western Region to Ketu South in the Volta Region for addressing the infrastructure needs of the communities.
He stressed that the municipality through the IPEP program has constructed numerous classroom blocks with ancillary facilities, roads and bridges, across various communities as well as the purchase of a tractor with ancillary facilities for improved agriculture production. There was also a magistrate court built at Abor.
It is obvious that the Keta Municipal Assembly has spent about 90% of its resources on educational related project which is believed will help improve and raise the standard of teaching and learning in the municipality, he added.