Mr. Eric Kwakye Darfour, the Eastern Regional Minister, has called upon the municipal and district chief executives in the region for their support to ensure the full realisation of the “One-District-One-Factory” flagship project of the ruling New Patriotic Party, led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The quest for a rapid socioeconomic development in this country is high on the agenda of the government, hence a number of policy initiatives and interventions have been put in place to address our development gaps, he explained.
The Eastern Regional Minister made the call at an orientation workshop on the implementation of the National Export Strategy vis-a-vis “One-District-One-Exportable Product” for the MDCEs of the region in Koforidua last Wednesday.
According to him, the implementation of the National Export Strategy vis-a-vis One-District-One-Exportable product is in consonance with the “One-District-One-Factory” policy of the NPP government.
“Therefore I wish to commend the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) for the initiative taken to provide the platform for key players at the regional and district levels on the implementation strategies of the authority to harness the economic potentials of the districts,” he said.
Madam Gifty Kekeli Klenam, the chief executive officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, on her part, stated among other things the determination of the Authority to liaise with the district assemblies to identify and promote exportable products within the various districts towards the achievement of the government’s flagship program “One-District-One-Factory.”
Lawrence Agyinsam, the chief executive officer of Exim Bank, on his part, promised to give each district assembly seed money of GHc100,000 for capacity-building to support the “One-District-One-Exportable products for export.”