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ID1F is one of the best biz modules of gov’t -McDan

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of McDan Group of Companies, Dr Daniel McKorley, has asked the government to intensify its industrialization agenda under the One District One Factory initiative. According to him, the 1D1F policy is the best thing to happen to Ghana and must, therefore, be sustained despite the current global economic challenges facing the country.

The 1D1F, which is under the Ministry of Trade and Industry headed by Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has been one of the major policies of the government.  

The project has led to the establishment of over 100 factories and creating over thousands of direct and indirect jobs across beneficiary districts. And as an industrialist, Dr. Daniel McKorley, did not mince words in celebrating the priceless nature of the policy. 

Speaking on Joy News Super Morning drive, McDan as he is affectionately known, called on Ghanaians not to politicize the initiative. 

“We don’t have to play politics with it because this is what will create jobs for the ordinary man on the street. 

“This is a business module that can make you fall in some areas. The one District One Factory is one of the best things to ever happen to this country. 

“I really supported it and still supporting it. There is too much hope in the 1D1F and we don’t have to joke with it”, McDan said.

The One District One Factory is a collaboration between Ghana government and the private sector that has seen many new factories set up or old and defunct factories revived. 

The policy has seen many Automobile factories, rice processing, juice processing and other domestic sectors revived through collaboration of government and the private sector. 

“What we lack here is job creation and one of the requirements from IMF is that the government can’t employ. This is the time the Private sector can set in to employ people”, McDan emphasized.

On the workability of the initiative, the successful business man urged government to put a monitoring team in place to guide the activities of the 1D1F initiative. 

“I thought government was going to setup a monitoring and evaluation team to look after 1D1F. They were to look at where to set up factories”, he concluded. 

 

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