4 months after it came to light that the government was scurrying around the world in search of machines to install at the Yorogo leather factory, the situation remains unchanged. The Yorogo leather facility falls under the government’s One Factory One District (1D1F).
It would be recalled that speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East, on March 1, 2022, the MCE for Bolgatanga, Rex Asanga explained that there was some initial difficulty in acquiring the right equipment for the conversion of animal hides into leather.
Speaking in a recent interview [Friday, July 29, 2022] about the state of the leather factory, the MCE, Rex Asanga noted that the situation remains unchanged.
“As you know, the infrastructure has been completed. What we are waiting for is the installation of leather tanning machines. That has been the problem. The Ministry of Trade is having difficulty in getting machines.”
“They have looked around all the factories that used to produce the leather. All the factories that used to produce them have actually shut down so that has been the challenge. That is what has stalled up to now.”
The authorities have turned their attention “to Burkina Faso and see because some of these Francophone countries tend to have some of these things. I have made contact with one of our sons who is there as a priest in Ouagadougou to find out if we can get some there. The difficulty is actually in getting the machines installed.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana