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1-district-1-factory is feasible but... - General Mosquito

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia
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Despite the seeming consensus among the National Democratic Congress (NDC) faithfuls that the 1-district-1-factory promise by New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate,  Nana Akufo-Addo was not feasible, their General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia holds a different opinion.

According the NDC General Secretary who is popularly known as General Mosquito, he is onfident the one factory in every district promise by the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is “feasible” but his  only difficulty is that, the NPP leader, Nana Akufo-Addo did not give details on how he intends to make the 'dream' a reality.

Nana Akufo-Addo, on June 18 , whilst touring the Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam, Mfantseman and Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese constituencies in the Central Region promised to help build one factory in each of the 216 districts and make industrialization the cornerstone of his policy of economic transformation if elected as president.

The NDC has rubbished the promise by the opposition leader describing it as an election promise.

But speaking on Asempa FM Wednesday, General Mosquito said if individuals could have companies with branches across the country, then it is possible to build one factory in every district but  Nana Addo's concept lacks clarity.

 "Even as an individual, I have three block factories so “I choose to open more in other districts and boost that I have established factories in districts” so "I can’t say it [the one factory promise] is impossible because we are creating the conditions for people to open jobs” but "Is Nana Akufo-Addo going to create the environment for individuals to open the factories or the state is now going to do business. I’m confused because I know the NPP is capitalist oriented" he retorted.

He added that without the much needed clarity, Nana Addo's  promise should be treated as just a campaign promise.