District Chief Executive for Wassa East, Wilson Arthur has hinted that a 20 million dollar oil palm processing factory championed by Plantation SOCFINAF is scheduled to be commissioned by June this year.
According to him, other agric-based interventions under the One District One Factory policy; such as a Seedling, starch and rubber processing factories are underway to support the local economy.
Mr Wilson Arthur said “our oil palm industry is being boosted now and the oil palm processing factory is among the 1D1F being constructed. It will be complete this year by June”
“We are working hard for the development of Wassa East. we have done everything we can to see the development in the agriculture sector, with regard to the 1D1F. We are constructing a seedling factory at Wassa East so that farmers will have good and high yield seeds for planting. In doing this the farmers will have to harvest plenty there you will see the importance of farming, if seedlings are good” Mr Arthur stressed.
He continued that “we are also supporting the farmers with cocoa spraying machines and other equipment to boost their farming work. We’ve asked them to form cooperatives so that they could easily access the needed technical support from the assembly. During 2017 planting for food and job, 397 farmers participated but this year it has shoot-up to 1,200 plus. We are still on developmental project at Wassa East”
Story: Portia Cudjoe