FLASHBACK: ‘Ghana moving away from export of raw materials’ – Bawumia

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In 2019, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said Ghana will before long move from trading crude materials to assembling items.

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He said the public authority was guaranteeing that more assembling organizations are set up in the nation to deal with the crude materials.

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He said this move is under the public authority’s 1 locale 1 production line drive.

“We realize that in this country we have an enormous reliance on imports thus the import charge will in general be extremely high and we rather send out a ton of our essential wares.

“The vision of the president is for us to move away from the fare of the essential items to the assembling of these wares, and this is the foundation for the One District One Factory drive. Also, when we do that we can save money on scant unfamiliar trade, we can develop neighborhood ventures and we’re ready to make occupations. These truly are three basic benefits of one District one industrial facility,” Dr Bawumia said.

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Peruse the full story initially distributed on September 27, 2019 by Laudbusiness.

The Government of Ghana has a dream of moving away from the fare of crude materials to assembling, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

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With that in mind, he said, the public authority has started measures to guarantee that more assembling organizations are set up in the nation to handle the crude materials locally.

He said this when he visited the Brompton Portfolio’s tissue fabricating manufacturing plant situated at the Nsawam Prisons in the Eastern Region on Thursday, 26th September 2019.

He further expressed that Ghana would now be able to flaunt fourteen (14) native tissue roll producing organizations working in the country.

The Head of the Government’s Economic Management group clarified that when the Akufo-Addo organization came into office, there were nine of the organizations previously existing, however under the One District One Factory Program, five new increments have been made.

Tending to the media, Vice President Bawumia showed that the One District One Factory (1D1F) drive was dispatched as one of the columns for President Nana Akufo-Addo’s industrialisation plan.

“We realize that in this country we have a tremendous reliance on imports thus the import charge will in general be exceptionally high and we rather trade a great deal of our essential items. The vision of the President is for us to move away from the fare of the essential wares to the assembling of these products, and this is the foundation for the One District One Factory drive. What’s more, when we do that we can save money on scant unfamiliar trade, we can develop neighborhood businesses and we’re ready to make occupations. These truly are three basic benefits of one District one manufacturing plant.”

“One of the accomplishments in this specific one District one production line drive is in the space of the assembling of tissue rolls in Ghana. At the point when we came into office there were nine organizations existing which managed tissue roll producing. From that point forward in the last more than two years we’ve added five extra processing plants. So Ghana’s ability to deliver tissue rolls has expanded for the most part by about half which is exceptionally huge.”

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“Given the achievement of One District One Factory, Government as we expressed in our pronouncement, will utilize the force of its acquirement to help neighborhood businesses, and it is therefore you would have heard yesterday that I declared that Cocoa Board and besides the Ministry for Agriculture should now buy privately made manure since we have the plants now under 1D1F to deliver that compost. We don’t need to import it any longer, so the Ministry of Agriculture and Cocoa Board will presently need to utilize all the public authority obtainment of manure, source it locally.”

“We are additionally saying in the event that you check out the 14 makers of tissue roll that we have in Ghana, 1D1F has brought five, we had a current 9 as of now, and the limit of that 14 can satisfy a large portion of our need for tissue rolls in Ghana, so why import? So we are saying from the following acquirement cycle, all administration organizations – regardless of whether it’s the military or the police or the medical clinics or the schools, on the grounds that the citizen subsidizes all administration establishments – in case you will purchase tissue roll, all that tissue roll should be purchased from nearby assembling organizations. So we are utilizing the citizen’s cash to help our nearby ventures. This will make occupations, will save unfamiliar trade, will develop the economy and this is the vision of One District One Factory.”

The Vice President proceeded, “This is the approach going ahead. We will utilize our citizens’ cash to help nearby assembling organizations with regards to 1D1F. This is definitely not another arrangement, it is something that we had in our proclamation before we came into office however presently we have constructed adequate limit in specific regions and hence we can realize that specific approach.”

“What’s to come is exceptionally splendid by the beauty of God. On the off chance that we keep on pursueing the arrangements and the vision of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the One District One Factory will turn into a reality.”

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