Election 2016 NPP to put up rubber processing factory in Ahanta West: Akufo-Addo

The proposed rubber factory will complement rubber production from the Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL), which is also located in the Ahanta West District.

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The presidential nominee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has promised to establish a new rubber processing factory in the Ahanta West District of the Western region.

The proposed rubber factory will complement rubber production from the Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL), which is also located in the Ahanta West District.

Akufo-Addo made the promise when he toured the district to canvass voters ahead of the December vote.

"We want to boost the Agric sector. Every district has something we can work with. That is why we say one factory, one district. This will not be difficult to do here in Ahanta West because we have a lot of resources,” he said.

"We are coming to put up a rubber processing factory here so that people can get jobs to do. We will also restart the outgrowing scheme we introduced under the Kufuor administration which has collapsed today. We will restart the scheme for rubber producers to also get some money, as well as farmers,” he added.

Early on, he promised residents of Ateiku,  a village in the Wassa East constituency, the payment of significantly higher producer prices of cocoa above the levels which the NDC administration has provided to farmers in the last eight years.

He also promised to reintroduce cocoa bonuses scrapped by the NDC government, supply free fertilisers and the reintroduction and non-politicisation of the mass spraying exercise and the hi-tech programmes.

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