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

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with close to a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is a co-founder of iWatch Africa. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon is the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance Ghana. He was a 2021 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence, Italy and 2020/21 Open Internet For Democracy Leader. Gideon was also a 2022 Visiting Scholar/Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and was selected as a 2022 TRF/Trust Conference Changemaker. He is currently the Africa Regional Cordinator for Environmental Justice Foundation and a 2023 Pulitzer ORN Fellow. Email:

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