The completion of the watermelon factory is projected to create some 300 direct jobs and over 2,000 indirect jobs
•The factory is 90% complete with full operationalization scheduled for March 2022
• The One District-One Factory initiative was introduced by the Akufo-Addo government in 2017
The completion of construction works on a GH¢36 million watermelon juice factory under the One District-One Factory initiative is projected to create some 300 direct jobs and over 2,000 indirect jobs, Ghana’s Presidency has revealed.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo while on a tour of the North East region expressed satisfaction over ongoing works for the factory situated in Walewale.
The firm which will operate the factory is the Champion Foods and Beverages Limited – a wholly Ghanaian-owned beverage manufacturing and distribution company.
The President during a tour of the yet-to-be-completed factory was informed of the company’s module of using PET line technology to produce the juice.
The factory which is 90% complete with full operationalization scheduled for March 2022 is financed with a facility from the Ghana EXIM Bank.
Additionally, government has promised to establish some one million enterprises across the country before the end of President Akufo-Addo’s second term in office.
The move is hinged on government resolve towards industrialization, value addition and job creation following the introduction of the One District – One Factory initiative by the Akufo-Addo government in 2017.