Gov’t set to miss target to establish 50 factories in 50 districts in 2017 [Infographic]

Tracking the One District One Factory policy

iWatch Africa as part of our assessment of government’s commitment to delivering jobs to Ghanaians have undertaken a review of the One District, One Factory policy promised by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The government committed in the 2017 Budget Statement to begin the actual implementation of over 50 enterprises to help deal with the unemployment situation in Ghana which currently stands at 48 percent according to World Bank figures.

The Minister of Finance in the 2017 Budget Statement noted that, “more than 50 Districts will start actual implementation of their enterprises by the end of the year, with the potential to generate about 80,000 direct and indirect jobs.”

Our review of the 1D1F policy suggests that government will miss its own target by over 46 district based factories.

Read Also: iWatch Progress Report: One District, One Factory Initiative (1D1F)

Though government indicated that 234 business plans had been received and reviewed, iWatch Africa can confirm that only one project had commenced as at November, 2017.

Below is an infographic report:

1D1F: Government set to miss its own target to establish 50 factories in 50 districts by close of 2017

Credit: Gideon Sarpong | Policy and Content Analyst | iWatch Africa


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Gideon Sarpong

2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow: Gideon Sarpong (G. K. Sarpong) is a media practitioner with over six years of experience in content development and management, data and investigative journalism, policy analysis, production and e-commerce strategizing. Gideon is currently Director of Policy and News Content at iWatch Africa. He is also the Brands and Communication Manager for Football 360, Kwese SportsXtra, on KFS and Celebrity Fanzone, The Tonight Show, and After Hours. Gideon is an e-commerce consultant for Department of Geography & Regional Planning and Department of Religion & Human Values at the University of Cape Coast. He is a columnist for several local and international news portals. Gideon holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy Journalism and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability using investigative & data journalism. Gideon is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program.

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