The South Tongu District Assembly in the Volta Region has introduced an investing company from India which is into the cultivation of Banana to the chiefs and people of the area.
The purpose for the investors’ presence in the district is line with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s 1-District, 1-Factory (1D1F) project to help address the problem of unemployment across the country.
The District Chief Executive for the Area, Emmanuel Louis Agama said the district is blessed with rich arable land suitable for the cultivation of vegetables, cereals, sugarcane and rice.
He also said the presence of the Volta River provides an opportunity for irrigation farming and water sports and urged other investors to come into the district and invest.
According to Mr. Agama, the essence of inviting investors into the district is to create opportunities for residents especially the youth.
“The objective of bringing in the investors is to ensure food security and to provide job opportunities for the large army of unemployed people especially the youth in the district.”
Director of the Indian company, Radikal Industries, Siddharth Chaudhary said the company will work with over 2,500 locals in order to create jobs for the youth.
He therefore asked for the cooperation of the chiefs and people of South Tongu in making their stay among them a successful one.
By: Christopher Pappoe/voltaonlinegh.com