The implementation of the One-District, One-Factory (1D1F) project has commenced in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region, with a promise by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Edem Elliott Agbenornu, to roll out human-centered measures to sustain the project in order to create more jobs for the youth in the area.
Speaking in an interview with Today during the inspection of the project, the MCE stated that the project was already providing jobs for some of the youth in the area, saying, “upon completion, I am sure more of the youth would be employed.
According to him, some youth have been engaged to distribute over 5,000 coconut seedlings to farmers in the municipality and beyond.
The coconut seedlings, he noted, would serve as raw material base for the IDIF “and the setting up of our oil factory in the near future.”
According to Mr Agbenorwu, the distribution of the coconut seedlings was an initiative by government not only to create job opportunities but also encourage the youth in agriculture.
The initiative, he explained, was in line President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government agenda of Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) in every district.
He went on to disclose that the coconut seedlings were the improved ones, which would develop within three years with an improved yield.
He indicated that about 10,000 seedlings would be raised in the next year for further distribution.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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