Mr. Iddrissa Ouattara, the Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive, has hinted that an investor has expressed interest in the establishment of a gari processing plant in Dormaa-Ahenkro under one district one factory agenda.
“When I talked about bringing this project here people started murmuring and complaining. The fact is that I cannot bring a car manufacturing company here when agriculture is the dominant occupation,” he stated.
He indicated that there was the need to add value to the raw materials which were produced by processing them.
Mr. Ouattara said this at the Dormaa Municipal Celebration of the National Farmers Day held at Aboabo Number Four in Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong Ahafo Region.
It was attended by the chiefs and people of Aboabo, queen mothers, staff of Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Heads of Departments, security officers, public and civil servants.
He revealed also that another investor has expressed interest in setting up a fertiliser processing plant at Duasidan for both the local and international markets.
The MCE further stated that a warehouse facility has been constructed at Atesikrom in Dormaa Ahenkro under the one district one warehouse initiative to store 1000 metric tonnes of farm produce.
Mr. Ouattara said under the planting for Food and Jobs, there were plans by government to establish a broiler processing plant at Wamfie in the Dormaa East District of the Brong Ahafo Region to help check the high import bills government expended on frozen chicken.
He said when this comes into fruition it’s expected to create jobs, produce quality and wholesome chicken at an affordable price.
The MCE added that under the Planting for Export and Rural Development(PERD) flagship programme which encourages plantation of cash crops like cocoa, cashew, coffee and palm nuts 30,000 cashew seedlings have been given out free of charge to farmers in the Municipality last year.
Additionally, he indicated that 80,000 cashew seedlings is expected to be supplied to farmers in the area by end of year, while 60,000 coffee seedlings would also be extended to farmers.
Dormaa Central MCE said concession for illegal miners or galamsey would be given to operators who seek approval from the Municipal Assembly and traditional authorities.
Adding that “they would be permitted to work on condition that they will honour tax obligation and follow due processes laid out for the reclamation of land”.
Mr. Ouattara urged citizens of the proposed newly created regions in Brong Ahafo Region to endeavor to help in the rapid growth and ensure accelerated development of the country.
By: Robert Techie