The construction of a Rice Production and Factory under government’s flagship programme One District One Factory policy, has begun at Agona in the Sekyere South District of the Ashanti Region.
The factory, which is the brainchild of the Western Deedew Group Company Limited, a local company and funded by the Ghana commercial bank, is being managed by a group of young Ghanaians who are into cultivating and processing of rice into finished products.
Traditional authorities in the area have allocated 1,500 acres to the company free of charge, to begin the construction of the factory.
The facility, when completed, will have a warehouse, an ultra-modern rice miller which comes with a dis toner, combine harvester, a transplanter and other equipment which will enhance the factory’s operations.
Executive Director for Western Deedew Group Company Limited, Kwabena Amofa Akuoko, explained that the factory will produce quality rice and also improve the socioeconomic life of communities in the catchment area.
He indicated that employment opportunities would be provided to about 500 farmers and other indigents of communities within the area.
Mr. Amofa Akuoko has projected that the factory will in the next ten years be the leading producer of quality rice in Africa.