1D1F catches international attention and recognition, UK grants £20m

Deputy Minister for Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, has indicated that government’s flagship programme One District, One Factory has caught international attention and recognition.

According to the Minister, development partners globally appreciate the efforts by President Nana Akufo-Addo to industrialise Ghana and are ready to support in diverse ways the One District, One Factory initiative.

The United Kingdom, on Tuesday 28th August 2018, gave Ghana a £20 million trade and economic diversification grant aimed at creating jobs and promoting Ghana’s economic transformation agenda.

“The United Kingdom chose Ghana for such an investment because of government initiatives like the One District, One Factory. This grant will go a long way to support various measures we have already put in place to industrialise the country and to set up infrastructure development” he said.

In a related development, the Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has signed a One District, One Factory (1D1F) deal with Central Sugar Company Limited to establish a sugar factory in Pru district of the Brong Ahafo Region.