From Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
As part of the ruling government’s ‘One District, One Factory’ programme, the Fanteakwa North District is to construct a modern warehouse at Obooho, a suburb of Begoro, to help boost farming activities in the area.
The facility, according to the District Chief Executive (DCE), Charles Oware Tweneboah, would help store perishable commodities like tomatoes, cabbage, and green pepper, a step that would ensure food sustainability.
He said most of the goods which farmers in the district produce every year always go to waste, leading to low profits, and that the warehouse would resolve the problem.
On the choice of the place, he indicated that, “Obooho was carefully selected, because roads leading to farming communities in the district pass through the area, and that it will be much easier for farmers to access the warehouse.”
The DCE continued that four acres of land for the construction of the warehouse would be funded through the ‘One District, One Million Dollars’ the government promised to give each district in the country.
Obooho is one of the areas in Ghana which tops tomato production annually and is located about 10 minutes’ drive from Begoro.