Hundreds of the youth in Ekumfi who migrated to the urban centers in search of greener pastures have started returning home to support and seek for jobs at the Ekumfi pineapple processing factory initiated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The factory, the first to be constructed under the government’s One District One Factory (1D1F) policy project is expected to employ over 5000 people and most of the slots will be going to Ekumfi residents.
The project is in fulfilment of President Akufo Addo’s promise to honour the late former President, Prof John Evans Atta Mills who hails from Ekumfi.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ekumfi, Mr. Bernard Bright Grant revealed to MyNewsGh.com revealing that the Ekumfi fruit processing Factory which would soon be ready, will process pineapple for the local and international markets.
“The project is almost 100% complete but as a DCE am looking up to my boss and the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamina Duncan to come and commission the laudable project” Mr. Bright Grant stated.
Mr. Bright Grant disclosed that the Ekumfi pineapple factory has the biggest juice processing factory in the whole of West Africa and it’s going to generate $530 million annually for the Ghanaian economy which will boost the economy in Ekumfi to eliminate poverty in the area.
Touching on abandoned road construction works at Otuam, the hometown of late former President Prof John Evans Atta Mills, the DCE said President Nana Addo is working tirelessly to make sure the said road is done as soon as possible and pleaded with the people of Otuam to exercise patience.
He revealed that 7,655 bags of cement have been distributed to the entire Ekumfi communities to encourage them to start viable projects including Schools, hospitals and community centers.
The Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamina Duncan praised Nana Addo for his laudable project and charged the people of Ekumfi to consider the factory and give the president a chance to rule the nation again.