President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday, 10th September 2020, inspected ongoing function on the building of the $16 million Weddi Africa tomato processing manufacturing unit positioned in Domfete, in Berekum, Bono East Location.
The manufacturing facility, a job operating under Government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative, is a wholly-owned Ghanaian business, which will have an installed capacity to course of action 40,000 metric tons of fresh new tomato for each annum.
This translated into 720 crates of tomatoes for every change per working day, with the manufacturing unit also possessing a 500-metric ton cold home facility to hold contemporary tomato fruits.
The enterprise has set up a 2,400-acre farm land as nucleus farm, and also spearheaded the institution of the Tomato Out-grower Farmers Affiliation in Tano North and Berekum West Districts, with 2,000 registered farmers from Ahafo and Bono areas.
Indeed, the 2,000 farmers are on program to obtain seeds, fertilizers and other inputs and specialized companies from the appropriate MDAs, with these mechanisms all set in area to make sure the sustainability of the factory.
President Akufo-Addo was educated that, the moment completely completed, the manufacturing unit will build about 186 immediate jobs, with a lot more than 3,000 oblique occupation alternatives in the Berekum West District and other surrounding communities.
Federal government, the President assured, is fully commited to supporting personal sector operators like Weddi Africa Minimal to posture themselves to come to be globally aggressive.
Therefore, also consider advantage of market prospects offered by the African Continental Free Trade Place (AfCFTA), whose Secretariat has been founded and commissioned in Accra.
Even more, he instructed the gathering that Govt has set up an institutional system to provide strategic guidance and support to the domestic personal sector operating at the district degree.
“I refer to the Small business Useful resource Centres which have been recognized in sixty-7 (67) Districts across the state, 30 (30) of which have already commenced functions.
“The 1D1F businesses will reward from the support to be provided by the BRCs,” he additional.
He counseled the promoters of Weddi Africa Ltd. for establishing this kind of a contemporary facility in Domfete, Berekum, in the Bono Area, in assist of Government’s Industrial Transformation Agenda.
And appealed to Nananom and people to give their greatest co-procedure to the promoters of the organization, to assure their achievement, which, he stated, will be the results of Nananom and people as nicely.