Agric Minister commissions new CUF at Nkrankwanta
The Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has commissioned a new rice ‘Common User Facility’ (CUF) at Nkrankwanta, a community in the Dormaa West District of the Bono Region.
Date Created : 6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Alice Abubakari/ Ghanadistricts.com
The facility fall directly under the new “One District One Factory” (1D1F) initiative which is aimed at changing the nature of Ghana’s economy from one which is dependent on import and exports of raw material to one which is focused on manufacturing, value addition and export of processed goods.
The 1D1F Common User Facility (CUF) is an Agro-industrial factory established by the Rural Enterprise Programme (REP) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI).
The (CUF) concept was conceived in 2017 following policy direction by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) to realign to Rural Enterprise Programme (REP) to be consistent with the government of Ghana industrial transformation agenda.
The Minister also launched a rice processing plant to encourage the production of rice in the area and also assist local rice processors to produce good quality rice that will not only meet domestic quality standards but also export standards.
In his address, he indicated that the importance of the rice processing factory cannot be underestimated as it will add value to the production of rice, increase income of rice farmers and create employment for the people in the area.