Ghana’s ambassador to India, Mike Oquaye Junior, has pledged to use his expertise and skills to help government fulfil its One-District-One-Factory promise made to Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 December polls.
According to him, the vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to achieve a green Ghana will significantly be dependent on investors who will help the government’s initiatives.
The Nana Akufo-Addo government is seeking to create thousands of jobs through the construction of one factory in each of the 210 districts of the country.
Speaking to Class News, Mr Oquaye Junior said he had been assigned to assess cottage industries to assist in the implementation of the policy.
“The vision of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to bring investment into the country…is to assist in production. In order to achieve that, the first thing we need to realise is that to get industry, you need agronomy, you need agriculture. You need to be able to make the country green. And that is why Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he wants a green Ghana, Planting for Food, so that is what we are going to do,” he stated.
“And in order to achieve that, one of the basis that has the capacity and the ability to do that is India. So the idea now is not to study the Indian model but to move further than that and bring in investors into the cottage industry and agronomy and so on. So that is the main mandate for which we are supposed to contribute our quota. And as Ambassador to India, I’ve been specifically assigned to the cottage industry which will assist with the One-District-One-Factory [policy].”