The Upper East Regional Youth Organiser for the NPP, Salahu-Deen Musah Al-Khomeini has touted the economic potential of the rice processing factory in Fumbisi, in the Builsa South District.
The President is expected to commission a project in Fumbisi in the Builsa South District as part of the government’s One District One Factory.
A1 Radio has gathered that a rice milling factory has been established in Fumbisi as part of the government’s grand scheme, One District One Factory.
The President’s visit forms part of his usual regional tours done to ascertain the progress of work in the various districts and regions.
This is according to the Upper East Regional Director of Communications, Peter Ayinbisa. He said this when he spoke to Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith on A1 Radio’s DayBreak Upper East Show.
Speaking on the same platform, Mr. Al-Khomeini explained that the idea for the factory was birthed after farmers in the area, a few years ago, cried about the inadequate market for their produce. He said while the government implemented policies to farmers readily access to market through the National Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO), the government mooted the idea to further helping farmers by establishing a rice processing factory.
” … during those engagements to help the farmers and get ideas for the 1D1F, the idea to mill then rice in the area and process it, package it very well for it to be sold. That was where the idea was mooted. The president went ahead to initiate the plans. The sod-cutting was done by the DCE, Daniel Gariba. At this stage, the project is completed and that is why the President is coming as part of the visit to see how they are going to commission the project.”
“Estimated, we are looking at 200 to 300 direct jobs that the factory would provide to the people of Fumbisi. Beyond that, we can get to 500 indirect jobs as well. For the farmers, a lot of them would get the benefit.”
Mr. Al-Khomeini went on say that government remains committed to ensuring that the remaining 1D1F projects in the region are completed.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana