Ghana News Agency (Domfete) – All customers of the defunct DKM microfinance company will be paid back their deposits by the end of October, President Akufo-Addo has said.
He said the official liquidator has finalised modalities and customers are expected to receive their deposits as soon as possible.
President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the inauguration of the Weddi Africa Tomato Processing and Agro Farms under the government’s One District, One Factory initiative at Domfete, in the Berekum West District of the Bono Region.
He also inspected work on the rehabilitation of the 31.7-kilometre Bafaano-Zezera-Adamsu road during his two-day working tour of the region.
President Akufo-Addo said his government would for ever remain faithful to fulfilling all its campaign promises and to alleviate the socio-economic plight of Ghanaians.
He called on Ghanaians to vote and retain his government in the 2020 general election in order to see improvements to their livelihood.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, said Bono would benefit from 14 factories under 1D1F to create jobs for the people and advance socio-economic development.
Daasebre Amankona Diawuo II, paramount chief of the Berekum Traditional Area, said his people would support President Akufo-Addo’s government to facilitate accelerated national development.
For the past 20 years, successive governments had neglected and denied the Berekum township the development it needs, the chief said. He therefore praised President Akufo-Addo’s government for reshaping town roads in Berekum.
Daasebre Diawuo said the rehabilitation of the 22 kilometres of asphalt roads had beautified Berekum township.
He appealed to President Akufo-Addo to push infrastructure development in the two senior high schools in the area. The chief, who is also a doctor, said St Augustine’s Senior High School at Nsapor needs a school bus and Berekum SHS requires an additional classroom building and dormitory blocks.
For their part, the managers of the factory, which was built with support from EXIM Bank Ghana, said 2,700 outgrowers have been engaged. However, it will require GHC2 million to procure seedlings for nursery and planting to feed the factory.
The factory will help to reduce dependence on tomato imports from neighbouring Burkina Faso and create jobs for local people.