The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia shared this on his official Facebook wall;
Today, I cut sod for works to begin on the construction of a Watermelon Processing Factory at Walewale in the North East Region, as part of Government’s industrialisation drive agenda of ‘One District One Factory’. This factory will virtually eliminate the yearly ritual of huge post-harvest losses in the Watermelon growing enclave of Walewale and its surrounding towns and villages, and help improve the lives of the citizens.
The factory is expected to create direct employment for between 300 and 400 people and provide a ready market season after season for between 2000 to 3000 peasant farmers. The benefits of the factory to the local economy are enormous in terms of job creation and improving incomes of farmers, farmhands and drivers along the value chain.
I also broke grounds for the construction of an ultra-modern hospital for the West Mamprusi District at Walewale financed by Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
The 100-bed hospital will have the complement of facilities and units of a modern health delivery facility, including Pharmacy and Physiotherapy units, General laboratory and Radiology lab, an Eye unit, the Dental unit, Clinical Specialists Unit (CSU), Theatre and Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Medical wards, Mortuary, Central Sterilization Unit, Laundry and dining hall, as well as state-of-the-art equipment needed for contemporary health care delivery.
The Government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will continue to close the inequality gap with its social interventions and programmes across Ghana.