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Ghana constructs Watermelon Processing Factory. | AGROTECH AFRICA MEDIA

Ghana constructs Watermelon Processing Factory.

Watermelon Processing Factory

The President of Ghana has commenced the construction of of US $6m watermelon processing factory in located in Walewale in the North East Region under the “One -District, One-Factory’ Initiative.

According to the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during the Sod cutting ceremony revealed that the project will help curtail rural-urban migration and reduce post harvest losses experienced by farmers. It is being funded by the Exim Bank and scheduled for completion by the end of 2020. The project is expected to create more than 300 direct employment and provide a ready market for between 2000 and 3000 peasant farmers.

“The President pledged before Ghanaians his commitment to pursuing an aggressive industrialisation and value addition to agricultural produce through the flagship 1D1F programme,” said Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

The factory upon completion is also projected to eliminate the yearly post-harvest losses by watermelon farmers, especially, in the Walewale enclave and its surrounding communities. This will in return improve the economic wellbeing of the people.

“The fear of post-harvest losses would be a thing of the past and encouraged farmers to explore all-year round farming in order to regularly feed the watermelon factory,” said the vice president.

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