The government’s effort to reduce unemployment among the youth seeks to create 3.2 million jobs nationwide by the end of 2020 through the one-district-one-factory initiative. An estimated 7,000 to 15,000 jobs are to be established in each of the 216 districts in Ghana.
The National Coordinator of the One district One Factory (1D1F) Project, Mrs. Gifty Ohene-Konadu, announced this during a media briefing at a stakeholder’s forum in Accra. She also added that the initiative was instituted by President Nana Akuffo-Addo to address slow economic growth at the district level which can be realized if communities were properly equipped and empowered.
“This can be achieved through a massive private sector-led nationwide industrialization drive, which will equip and empower communities to utilize their local resources in manufacturing products that are in high demand both locally and internationally,” Mrs. Ohene-Konadu said.
Madam Gifty also told the media that the financial support for the district projects would start from a minimum of USD 5,000 to a maximum of USD 10,000; based on the project size and operational categorization.
Story by: Priscilla Tetteh (Dip 1 A)