The Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu says Nana Akufo-Addo’s proposal of one factory per district will facilitate industrialization in the country.
He argues that, it is only people who cannot conceive a great vision for the country’s development who will rubbish such a plan.
Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, the MP for Suame clarified that most of the factories in question will be agro-processing industries that will add value to local raw materials.
“Four years ago when he mooted the idea of free Senior High School, even the current president said it wasn’t feasible. I think it’s beyond people who are not able to think beyond their noses, who are thinking that it is not possible.”
The Suame MP also noted that most of the factories will be agro based.
“There are so many things in so many of the districts that we have. In any event, how many districts in the country have factories now?There are some of them who have factories that have collapsed. Maybe we need to retool some of them to bring them back on board and to be in the position to provide for the basics. Many of these factories are going to be agro based.”
“Many of these industries are not going to go into high earned technical products. We are talking about agro processing and the country is in the country is in the position to do this. We grow tomatoes, watermelon, and pineapple at so many places. What to do is to perhaps have a scheme to regulate them” Kyei Mensah Bonsu added.
1 factory per district
The Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo had promised to establish a factory in all the 216 districts in the country should he be elected president.
However, the governing National Democratic Congress has said the policy is not attainable, describing it as a desperate vote-buying promise.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana