The flagbearer of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the 2012 elections, Akwasi Addai Odike, says he will embark on a project to get four factories to support the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s agenda for a factory in each district.
Mr. Addai Odike, who threw his weight behind the then opposition NPP ahead of the 2016 elections, said plans are far advanced to ensure that soon the four factories begin to create employment for the youth of Ghana.
The UPP man made these revelations on Thursday on Onua FM’s Ghana Dadwene hosted by Nana Yaw Opare. Odike was commenting on how President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is implementing his ideologies after winning the elections.
“I will do four of the 1-district- 1-factory,” he confidently stated. Enumerating his factories and where they would be located, Odike said the defunct Bolga Meat Factory in the Upper East Region would be revived to create more jobs. He said the factory will produce beef and leather to feed shoe industries and corned-beef for the market.
He added that he is also setting up a shoe factory in Ahodwo or Santase in Kumasi to also create jobs for the youth in Kumasi. Odike added: “I have secured a land at Akomadan to establish tomato paste.
We shall grow more tomato and produce tomato paste…we are talking to some Turkish [investors] to help us and we shall do that at Akomadan or Afram plains.”
He further added that he has a “garment factory also in Kumasi which was small scale.
I want to expand it to employ more because it is currently employing about 120 workers”. He said he wants to produce more cotton and “add value here so that we don’t have to export cotton”.
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