The Deputy Minister of trade and industry has commissioned a processed charcoal and activated carbon factory at Bamang in the Kwabre east municipal in the Ashanti region.
The deputy trade and industry minister Hon. Robert Ahomka Lindsay on behave of Hon. Allan Kojo Kyeremanten, Minister of trade and industry commission the Agricultural, industrial and commercial products limited at Bonwire-Bamang in the Ashanti region.
The commissioning of the project were in attendence of Nananom of Bonwire- Bamang traditional area, Chiefs Imam, Hon Nana Osei Asibey Bonsu, the Kwabre East Municipal Chief Executive, government officials and residents
The factory will produce a charcoal briquettes from waste materials, operating under Government’s “One District, One Factory”programme, at Bamang in the Kwabre east municipal.
The deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Ahomka in his address stated that the project at Bamang was a clear testimony of the government’s intention of spreading industrialization across the country and bringing prosperity to all communities as well.
“ I’m was happy to see waste materials would be used to produce durable product like charcoal briquettes, says the project was a massive one and would be a major game changer for Ghana” He added
The commission of the factory was also to ascertain in what ways the President Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration could help investors undertaking various 1 District 1 Factory projects.
The company is expected to provide 50 direct employments, and create 500 indirect jobs to residents in the Municipal.
Some of the residents who have tested the processed charcoal also express their appreciation to the government for this initiative and also called on the government for the needed support for the sustainability of their quota of the one district one factory policy.