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Akufo-Addo Commissions 1D1F Tomato Processing Factory In Afienya



President Akufo-Addo has commissioned a $23 million dollars tomato processing factory at Afienya in the Shia Osu-doku Constituency of the Greater Accra Region as part of Government’s “One District, One Factory” (1D1F) policy.

The total investment of the Leefound Food Stuff Ghana Limited is about $23 million US dollars, covering an area of about 60,000 square meters, including comprehensive production workshop, finished products warehouse, raw materials warehouse, packaging materials warehouse, office buildings, among others.

The facility currently has three tomato paste filling production lines and their auxiliary production equipment, with an estimated annual output of 54,000 tons of tomato paste.

The factory will among others apply the double-mixing technique to mix ingredients, which will improve the speed of mixing and increase the production capacity. Four numbers of tin-plate equipment have been installed in the factory and they will produce different sizes of products ranging from 210 grams, 400 grams, 800 grams, 2200 grams, 3000 grams to 4500 grams.

Speaking at a ceremony to formally open the Greenhouse International Development Group’s Ghana Bright International Free Zone and to commission Leefound Food Stuff Ghana Limited, President Akufo-Addo, said “Shia Osu-doku like the rest of Ghana is going to see serious transformation in the period of the Akufo-Addo Presidency.

“I want you to give our Chinese friends and promoters your maximum support and cooperation so that they can make a success of this investment” President Akufo-Addo said to the Chiefs and People of the Area as well as the staff of the company.

Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng, in his speech indicated that Ghana has one of the highest per capita consumption of tomatoes, and that, according to available statistics, Ghana imported in 2018 alone, almost $100 million dollar worth of fresh tomatoes mostly from Burkina Faso.

“The importation of processed tomatoes is even a multiple of what we import compared to fresh tomatoes. So you can understand that there is a major opportunity for import substitution in Ghana for tomatoes and tomato products and that is why we must commend and celebrate what we are witnessing today as a major step in the import substitution programme for tomatoes and tomato products” the Trade Minister Alan Kyeremanteng stated.

Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang, in his remarks noted that Ghana and China enjoy profound traditional friendship and Chinese companies are willing to invest and develop in Ghana. He further indicated that the entire free zone area, when completed, will create several jobs for the people of the Shai Osu-Doku Constituency.

“This free zone is an act in support of the” One District One Factory” policy initiated by Ghana Government and plans to introduce one hundred factories and one thousand stores in the area which can create jobs, introduced technology, provide training and so on. The benefits are far beyond expectation”, Ambassador Ting Wang said.

He urged Mr. Gao Jian of the Greenhouse International Development Group Ghana Limited, promoter of the Ghana Bright International Free Zone and Mr. Wan Shoupeng of the Leefound Food Stuff Ghana Limited to ensure that they abide by the rules and regulations governing business operations in Ghana and to work hard to make the Fee Zone facility and the tomato processing factory a successful venture.

Source: dailyguidenetwork.com

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Akufo-Addo directs needy student who scored 8As to be given full scholarship



President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat to grant full scholarship to one Thomas Amoaning of Adeiso Senior High School.

Master Amoaning is reported to have scored 8As in the 2020 West Africa Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

His plight made rounds on social media given his background.

“As a normal practice and taking into consideration the socio-geographical background of the student, HE the President has expressly directed the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat to grant full scholarship award to the student for his tertiary studies,” a release from the Secretariat on Tuesday, November 24 said.

“The Scholarships Secretariat has subsequently established contact with the student and parents and will on Friday 27th November, 2020 pay a visit to the family to discuss their needs in detail,” the release signed by Registrar of the Secretariat Kingsley Agyemang said.

Meanwhile, the Secretariat announces for the information of WASSCE graduates that there will be a “big announcement” on Tuesday, December 1.

“The retooled Ghana Scholarships Secretariat is now strategically positioned to effectively deliver on its mandate of awarding scholarships to Ghanaians for tertiary education,” the release said.


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Election 2020: Supreme Court sets target for election petition



The Supreme Court is set to deal with any election petition that will arise out of the 2020 elections in 42 days maximum.

Justice Jones Dotse, the Chairperson of the Election Manual Review Committee, any suit challenging a presidential election will only be allowed from contestants in the election and only against the winner and the Electoral Commission.

“There’s a nice write-up on the manual which indicates that the Supreme Court is proposing that should there be any dispute, it will not go beyond 42 days,” he stated.

This is to prevent a repetition of the election petition of 2012 which dragged for eight months.

Governance expert said it affected the country as the government of the day was too cautious in taking certain decisions.

The business community was also affected as a lot of investors wanted to be certain the direction the country was going before investing in the country.

Speaking at the launch of the 4th Edition of the Manual on Election Adjudication, Justice Jones Dotse disclosed that processes on who can sue and join the suit has been spelt out.

“And there are major significant changes in the law in the sense that now if you are interested in questioning or initiating a presidential election dispute, you must have been a candidate in that election and you can only sue the one who has been declared as the winner by the EC and the EC, that’s all. ” he added.

On his part, Chief Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah indicated the readiness of the Judiciary to deal with all election related suits.

“While not everyone will agree with our decisions, I can assure you that they (political) have all seen and motivated by the national interest underpinned by first and foremost the judicial principles for which the judiciary stands for geared towards the sanctity of our motherland,” he said.

He added, “Our judges had sufficient training to better improve their capacity in handling dispute that might emerge after these elections.”

The Chief Justice assured “Ghanaians of the thoroughness, professionalism and patriotism with which we approach and dispense our duties that would never change.”

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I’m Sure I Would Have Two Children By Now If I Were In Bed With Nana Addo-Jean Mensah



The chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, madam Jean Mensa has rubbished claims that she is trying to rig the upcoming election in favour of the ruling New Patriotic party.

Answering a question at a training programme organized by the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) on Tuesday 24th November 2020, madam Jean said I’m sure I would have two children by now, because it’s been two years……

She made this statement in response to a question of being in bed with the government.

According to her she and her colleagues are doing all it takes to ensure free, fair and transparent election on 7th December and that and that “even if the president was your uncle or your father, there’s nothing, absolutely nothing you can do.”

There has been constant allegation from the opposition National Democratic Congress Party that the commission is doing all it takes to rig the upcoming election in favour of NPP.


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