‘Thirty (30) more companies are under construction in the Ashanti Region and would soon be completed for commissioning, while a few more are on the drawing board awaiting consideration for approval’. This was noted by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah during the 23rd Regional General Meeting of Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo Regional Branch of the Association of Ghana Industries held on Thursday 6 October 2022.
According to Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah, a few of the already completed and operational companies under the 1D1F programme in the Region include Boris ‘B’ Farms and Vet Supplies Ghana Ltd. at Bantama; dealers in poultry and poultry feed; Aspee Pharmaceuticals Ltd. at Ejisu, manufacturers of pharmaceutical products, Darko Farms Groups at Akropong which is into processing of poultry and Anok Gyes Farms Ltd. at Agona Wiamoase, producer of pig feed.
The Ashanti Regional Minister indicated that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led NPP Government, since 2017, has invested heavily in developing and promoting the manufacturing and service delivery sectors through several policy initiatives with the view to move the Ghanaian economy from one that is dependent on imports and export of raw materials to one focused on manufacturing, value addition and export of processed goods.
He noted that the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council has always collaborated with the private sector, and together with the AGI, the two are implementing projects that would help grow the economy to promote businesses in the Ashanti Region.
‘Currently a proposal on the table to organize a Fair at the end of the year and I am very definite that you will be given the details in due course’ he added.