$200,000 1D1F plantain processing plant for Agogo
The government, in collaboration with the private sector, is to construct a $200,000 plantain processing factory at Agogo, as the part of the One District, One Factory policy of the government.
The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Mr George Oduro, disclosed this when he met with the chiefs and people of Agogo traditional area recently.
His disclosure followed the announcement made by Nana Akuoko Sarpong, Paramount chief of the Agogo traditional area, that the area will celebrate the plantain production festival this year.
Mr. George Oduro, who is also the Member of Parliament for New Adubiase welcomed the initiative by the traditional ruler, saying it is quite laudable because the government of Akufo-Addo has made plans concerning Agogo, as far as the 1D1F initiative is concerned.
Oduro was hopeful that the plantain production festival, as announced by the chief of Agogo, would be an annual occasion, which would be celebrated in Agogo.
Nana Kwame Akuako Sarpong had earlier appealed to the government to set up a Ghanaian bank in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, to help women avoid carrying huge sums of money on them,in their quest to sell Ghanaian plantain in the Francophone country.
According to him, the export of Ghana’s plantain to Burkina Faso by our market women means they have to carry huge sums of money on them, which to him is very dangerous.
This, he continued, is the reason why he wants the government to establish a bank in that country.
Apart from protecting the business of the Ghanaian women, Nana Akuako Sarpong pointed out that the move will help government to track the exact amount of foreign income (CFA Franc) that Ghanaians earn from the Ghana-Burkina Faso plantain trade.
When the government sets up the bank, they will deposit what they accrue from the trade into their respective accounts.
On his part, the Member of Parliament for Asante Akyem South, lawyer Andy AppiahKubi, called for unity for the development of Agogo and Asante Akyem as a whole.