Former Trade Minister who is currently an Independent Presidential Candidate and leader of the Movement for Change, Alan Kyerematen, has said that the One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative that he introduced when serving in the Akufo-Addo government is the most innovative programme in the country’s industrial transformation agenda.
Although he described the programme as a success, he indicated that it would have been much better if more resources had been committed to the initiative.
Speaking in an interview with TV3’s Keminni Amanor on the Hot Issues on Sunday, February 11, Mr Kyerematen said that as of the time he was leaving the government, about 296 factories under the initiative were at various stages of implementation.
“If I am president I would prioritize, for example, the implementation of the 1d1F because that is where the jobs are coming from, you ensure that you prioritize the deployment of resources to the areas you can optimise the most benefits. if you audit my record, it is a very distinguished record.
“The most innovative programme in industrial transformation, it was a big success, the president speaks about it, the vice president speaks about it.
“But we didn’t optimise the deployment of resources, which could have made it even more successful. This is probably the best programme this government can boast of. Before I exited, we had 296 factories at different stages of implementation,” he said.