The Dormaa West District has installed a 200KVA transformer awaiting connection to a power source, for a rice processing factory to be constructed under the One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative to commence production.
The operation of the rice factory would help the district reduce post-harvest losses and increase job and wealth creation among the people.
Mr. Francis Kwadwo Oppong, District Chief Executive (DCE), announced this at the District Assembly’s First Ordinary meeting of the year at Nkrankwanta, the district capital, in the Bono Region.
The meeting was attended by staff and members of the Assembly, some traditional rulers, members of the District Security Council, and heads of institutions.
Mr. Oppong said the Assembly had initiated the construction of one each of No.3 unit classroom block at Yaakrom and Asuontam, as well as an examination printing centre at Nkrankwanta.
These projects are being funded through its Internally Generated Fund (IGF), with additional financial support from the District Performance Assessment Tool.
He said the Assembly was consciously working to improve and strengthen its IGF mobilisation efforts to drive its development programmes by levying all cashew buyers in the district.
To this end, Mr. Oppong said the Assembly had directed all cashew dealers to register with it to achieve that purpose, stating that defaulters would pay a fine of GH¢200.