ER: 54 businesses approved for 1D1F
The Eastern Region is ready to roll out the One District-One Factory programme as 54 business proposals have been approved for work to begin.
Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, disclosed this at this year’s May Day celebration parade observed by workers in the region on Tuesday, 1 May 2018.
He said government is committed to creating an enabling environment for private sector initiatives and developers.
Mr Darfour also disclosed that the government has had dialogues with financial institutions to reduce the challenges and frustrations businesses go through in the acquisition of funds to commence business.
He also gave the assurance that infrastructural developments, in terms of roads, power and water supply, have been captured in the 2018 budget and funds are currently being released for such purposes.
This year’s regional parade saw a total of 23 unions marching to mark the 128th May Day celebration at the Jackson Park in Koforidua.
Over 20 workers in the region were recognised for their selfless contributions to the TUC-Ghana and the country as a whole.
The 2018 hard worker award for the Eastern Region went to 55-year-old Felix Larbi who is a staff at TUC-Ghana’s regional office.
He was presented with a double-decker refrigerator, a 32-inch television and a citation.
Reading the TUC-Ghana Secretary-General’s speech, Mrs Phyllis Agyemang, the Eastern Regional Secretary for the Congress, stressed that lack of decent work was the greatest challenge facing the Ghanaian populace and also expressed disgust about workers being laid off with no apparent reasons.
She called on the government to ensure a serene working environment for workers in the country.