Ghana to establish rice processing factory in Kassena under 1D1F initiative

GHANA – The government of Ghana has unveiled plans of establishing a rice processing factory in Kassena-Nankana Municipal under the government’s flagship programme, One District One Factory initiative (1D1F). Mr Williams Adum, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kassena-Nankana Municipal, said the factory will facilitate value addition as well as increase rice production in the region. According to a report by Ghana News Agency, despite having huge production potential, farmers in the Kassena-Nankana Municipal in the Upper East Region have been grappling with production challenges mainly due to lack of…

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Hi Group to invest US$78m in reviving Ghana’s Kamenda Sugar Factory

GHANA – The Hi limit Group, developers of government’s one village one dam programme has signed a purchase agreement to revive the defunct Komenda Sugar Factory at an investment worth about US$78 million reports Ghana News Agency. The agreement signed under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry will see Hi Limited group produce 37500 metric tonnes of sugar cane annually to feed the sugar factory. Mr Emmanuel Larbi, Chief Executive Officer of the Hi Limit Group, said that Hi will invest about US$78 million in the factory…

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Ghana to set up soya bean factory under 1D1F

GHANA – The government of Ghana through the ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has unveiled plans to open a soya bean processing factory under its One-District One-Factory initiative, reports Ghana News Agency. According to, Professor Frimpong Kwabena Boateng from the ministry, the factory will be established in Nahaa district and will help in promoting the Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP). The minister noted that water is paramount to the success of the SLWM Project and henceforth pledged the governments support to construct a dam to the…

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Local banks commit US$915m to the one district one factory (1D1F) project

GHANA – Ten local banks have committed a total of US$915.03 million to fund the one district one factory (1D1F) programme, a government of Ghana policy that aims to create employment while enhancing industrialization, GNA has reported. The funding will help in the implementation of the project which has already started for 37 factories under the government’s signature. According to Mr. Robert Ahomka-Lindsey, a Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, these were at various stages including the establishment out-grower farms for production of the raw materials to feed the factories.…

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