In the Kintampo municipality of the Bono East Region, the government has announced intentions to build a rice processing factory.
This will bring to five the number of factories in the region operating under the One District, One Factory (1D1F) programme.
According to officials, the factory is anticipated to enhance value addition and expand rice production in the region.
The Bono East regional minister, Kwasi Gyan, made this known at the climax of the 2022 Bankadi Kurubi festival in Kintampo.
“We understand that times are hard but be rest assured that the government is hoping to turn things around with the Planting for Food and Jobs programme,” Gyan said.
“We believe that something good will come out of these factories in Kintampo.”
“Under President Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Bawumia we have four different factories that we are establishing, the fifth one, we are about to establish is a rice processing factory,” Gyan added.