President Akufo-Addo today cut the sod for the construction of a foundry and machine tooling centre in Accra to produce agro-processing machines and equipment for farming.
The foundry will also produce spare parts for maintenance and repairs.
According to the President, the facilities at the Centre will provide technical support for policy initiatives of Government such as “One District, One Factory”, once the foundry is completed.
And that this will provide jobs to the youth of the country.
“More importantly, the foundry and machine tooling centre will put us in a position to develop and grow the talents of skilled and innovative young Ghanaians, who graduate from our schools, colleges and universities,” he said.
The names of the contractors, contract sum and source of funding have not been readily available to WhatsUp News.
According to the President the establishment of the Foundry and Machine Tooling Centre is a key component of a much broader design to ensure that Ghana’s socio-economic development is driven by Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).