The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Offinso North in the Ashanti Region, David Kwesi Boakye Asare, has disclosed that the assembly has approved a loan and granted to two (2) companies under the One District, One Factory Programme to set up (2) factories in Akomadan, a Kumasi suburb.
The companies are: 3 OAKS Company Limited, which processes tomatoes into powder and AMKOMENS Company Limited, which produces and processes oil palm.
A third company, GOVPAMA, the DCE said, is in talks with its foreign partners to construct airship in Akomadan to airlift fruits to Accra and beyond, noting also that Akomadan would benefit from One District, One Warehouse which would be constructed between Akomadan and Nken kaaso.
The DCE made these revelations when he was delivering his sessional address at the 1st ordinary meeting of 3rd session of the Offinso North District Assembly at Akomadan.
Mr. David kwesi Boakye Asare disclosed that the 2018 planting for food is ongoing with Agriculture officers within the district registering interested farmers.
The DCE bemoaned the rate at which beneficiaries of last year’s planting for food programme woefully failed to pay the rest of the farming inputs given to them and disclosed the recovery rate has been only 30%.
Mr. David kwesi Boakye Asare noted further that, the Crop Research Institute has granted training facility to 200 tomato farmers in the district to be trained on agronomics practices to ensure good yields, quality products that can attract international standards for processing.