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NDC claims ownership of Ekumfi pineapple factory

NDC claims ownership of Ekumfi pineapple factory

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Akufo-Addo led government of taking credit for projects initiated by the erstwhile Mahama administration.

According to the former Member of Parliament for Ekumfi, Abeiku Crentsil, the processes for the establishment of the factory started in 2013 while the NDC was in office.

His exposé comes just two days to the grand launch of the Ekumfi Fruit Processing Company in the Central region factory by President Akufo-Addo.

The factory will process pineapples for the local and international markets.

Currently the company cultivates the fruit and seeks to expand its operations into processing to provide jobs for the people in the area.

But on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Wednesday, Abeiku Crentsil questioned the role of the current government in establishing the Ekumfi Fruit Processing Company factory.

He explained that, a local company CEDECOM started the initiative and the Japanese government committed 1.2 million for the project.

“In 2013, it was done between CEDECOM. This was something that was established. You can liken it to SADA which is meant to provide jobs and alleviate poverty in the Central Region. The land was secured by CEDECOM through the chiefs so there is nothing the NPP has provided in this so why should they claim credit for something they have not done,” the former MP said.

The reason why they could not build the factory, Abeiku Crentsil sad was because the pineapples cultivated took two years to grow.

He said the concept to build the factory was an initiative of the NDC thus government must give credit where it is due.

Credit:
adomonline.com
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