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Election 2016 1 district, 1 factory is to curb rural urban migration

Kwarteng, who is also a member of the NPP's campaign team on Trade and Industry, downplayed suggestions that the idea is not feasible, arguing that the time has come for us to process our raw materials.

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Kwaku Kwarteng play

Kwaku Kwarteng

The Member of Parliament for Obuasi West, Kwaku Kwarteng, has said the idea of one district, one industry is to control the rate of rural urban migration.

Kwarteng, who is also a member of the NPP's campaign team on Trade and Industry, downplayed suggestions that the idea is not feasible, arguing that the time has come for us to process our raw materials.

According to him, it is the only way people can be uplifted from poverty.

“We think industrialization as Nana Addo envisioned must be even in order to correct people always having to move from many areas of the country to Accra and Kumasi, and creating problems for us in these big cities,” told Citi FM.

Kwaku Kwarteng play

Kwaku Kwarteng

 

“In order that this country will move its people out of poverty, we need to process our raw materials into finished products for export and also to do import substitution,” he added.

The presidential candidate of the NPP, Akufo Addo, on Saturday promised to establish a factory in each of the 216 districts across the country when he wins the 2016 elections.

Akufo Addo campaigning in the central region play

Akufo Addo campaigning in the central region

 

Nana Akufo-Addo made this commitment whilst touring the Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam, Mfantseman and Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese constituencies in the Central Region on Saturday, June 18, day 3 of his 5-day tour of the region.

According to him, the setting up of these factories across the country will, not only, commence the rapid industrialization of Ghana’s economy, but also, will result in the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs needed by the masses of unemployed Ghanaian youth. 

 

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