The government has announced plans to establish a rice processing factory in the Kintampo municipality of the Bono East Region.
This will bring to five the number of factories in the region operating under the One District, One Factory (1D1F) programme.
The factory is expected to facilitate value addition and increase rice production in the region, officials said.
The Bono East regional minister, Kwasi Gyan, made this known at the climax of the 2022 Bankadi Kurubi festival in Kintampo.
“We understand that times are hard but be rest assured that the government is hoping to turn things around with the Planting for Food and Jobs programme,” Gyan said.
“We believe that something good will come out of these factories in Kintampo.”
“Under President Akufo-Addo and his vice Dr Bawumia we have four different factories that we are establishing, the fifth one, we are about establish is a rice processing factory,” Gyan added.