NPP stole 1D1F from LPG but failed to execute it effectively-Running Mate

The vice-presidential candidate of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mrs. Margret Obrien Sarfo has slammed the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for failing to execute the one-district-one-factory policy to perfection.

Appearing on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the running mate of Mr. Kofi Akpaloo disclosed the policy was introduced by the LPG in its 2016 manifesto which the NPP stole but failed to execute it as they planned.

She said the NPP should have asked for their support in executing the policy since they are originators of the plan.

The initiative, otherwise known as District Enterprises is a medium to large scale factory or industrial enterprise that the government explained has the potential to fundamentally affect the economy of the district.

Among other things, the district enterprise is aimed at supporting existing companies while creating new ones to create employment as well as add value to the country’s natural resource base.

Then Presidential Candidate Akufo-Addo boldly declared at a mini-rally in Ejumako on June 18, 2016, he will embark on an industrialization agenda if he won the election.

The programme is expected to facilitate the creation of between 7,000 to 15,000 jobs per district and between 1.5 million and 3.2 million nationwide by end of 2021.

The mission of the One-District, One-Factory programme is to identify and create business opportunities in the districts, harnessing the strengths and resources of the locals in an efficient technology and demand driven value chain.

But the candidate supporting the LPG says the policy was stolen from their manifesto.

She added Ghanaians must vote massively for them because they will be better managers.

”The policy is for LPG. It is not in the NPP manifesto. That is why we supported the NPP in 2016, elections. The NPP should have consulted us after winning so we could have helped them implement it. If they had appointed Akpaloo as Minister for Industry, we would have performed better at implementing the policy.”

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal

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