Africa is a continent with many raw resources material but yet still the youth of these continent is struggling to travel outside the continent for a greener pasture. A new elected Ghanaian PresidentNana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party has promised to develop ” One District, One Factor”, which will generate thousands of jobs for the people of the country.

“God did not put us on this land to be poor. It is bad leadership that has led us to this fate”.by; Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Those are the words of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. For 59 years of our lives, it’s been an oscillation between the good and the bad. Like Deng Xiaoping (China), Kim Dae-jung (South Korea) and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Brazil) before him, an Akufo-Addo presidency – commencing January 2017 – presents the best chance to redress this balance.


We can boast of a whole raft of resources which have remained untapped. Through the One District, One Factory policy, the naysayers will be proved wrong with the exploitation of the following resources and their associated districts:

Greater Accra Region

Ga Central* – Coconut Oil Factory • Shai Osudoku – Salt Processing Factory • Dangme East – Chion-Alkaline Plant • Ashaiman – Designer Lace Textile Factory • Adenta – Construction Material Factory • Ada West – Coconut Oil Factory • Accra Metropolitan – Paint Factory • Ga West – Electricity (Waste to Energy) • Ningo-Prampram – Chion-Alkaline Plant • Tema Metropolitan – Brick, Tiles Factory • Ga East – Designer Lace Textile Factory • Ga South – Soap Making Factory

Eastern Region

Afram Plains South* – Woodwork Factory • Kwahu East – Compost Production (For Export) • Akwapim South – Construction Material Factory • Atiwa – Compost Production (For Export) • Akyemansa – Poultry Feed • Birim North – Soap Making Factory • Suhum/Kraboa/Coaltar – Mini-hydro Plant • Ayensuano – Brick/Flour Mill Factory • Lower Manya Krobo – Fruit Juice Factory • Kwahu West Municipal – Saw Mill Factory • Kwaebibirem – 560MT per day Biomass Power Plant • Denkyembour – Ethanol Plant • Kwahu South – Saw Mill Factory • Akwapim North – Saw Mill Factory • Kwahu North – Gari Processing Factory

Upper West Region

Lawra* – Cotton Buds/Bandage Factory • Nandom – Fired Clay, Brick/Tiles Factory

Brong-Ahafo Region

Berekum Municipal* – Honey Processing Factory • Banda – Poultry Processing Plant • Asutifi – 700MT per day Biomass Power Plant • Techiman North – Honey Processing Factory • Tano South – Gari Processing Factory • Tano North – Ethanol Plant • Tain – Brick/200MT per day Biomass Power Plant • Sunyani West – Saw Mill Factory • Sunyani Municipal – Poultry Processing Plant • Pru – Poultry Processing Plant • Nkoranza South – Tomato Ketchup/Puree Processing Factory • Kintampo South – Mini-hydro Plant • Kintampo North – Cotton Buds/Bandage Factory

Ashanti Region

Amansie Central* – Wood Processing Factory • Ahafo Ano South – Poultry Processing Plant • Afigya-Kwabre – Ethanol Plant • Adansi South – Corn Flakes/Breakfast/Beverage Factory • Adansi North – Palm Oil Mill • Offinso North – Cassava Starch Factory, Tomato Ketchup/Puree Processing Factory • Sekyere Afram Plains – Corn Flakes/Breakfast/Beverage Factory • Kumawu – Wind Turbine Plant • Mampong Municipal – 260MT per day Biomass Power Plant • Ejisu-Juaben – Designer Lace Textile Factory • Bosomtwe – Woodwork Factory • Atwima Kwanwoma – Construction Material Factory • Asante Akim North – Mini-hydro Plant

Central Region

Effutu Municipal* – Fired Retractory Brick/Tiles Factory • Cape Coast Metropolitan – Cocoa Paste/Powder Factory • Awutu Senya East – Poultry Feed • Ekumfi – Ethanol Plant • Awutu Senya West – Paint Factory • Gomoa East – Cocoa Paste/Powder Factory • Twifo-Ati Mokwa – Poultry Feed • Assin North Municipal – Poultry Processing Plant • Agona West – Poultry Processing Plant • Agona East – Poultry Processing Plant • Upper Denkyira East – Poultry Feed • Mfantsiman Municipal – 500MT Electricity (Waste to Energy) Plant • Twifo/Hemang/Lower Denkyira – Paint Factory • Upper Denkyira West – Mini-hydro Plant

Western Region

Ahanta West* – Poultry Processing Plant • Nzema East Municipal – Chalk Factory • Jomoro – Nitrogen-based Fertilizer • Ellembele – Coconut Oil Factory • Suaman – Soap Making Factory

Upper East Region

Pusiga* – Honey Processing Factory • Builsa – Poultry Processing Plant • Bawku West – Designer Lace Textile Factory

Northern Region

Mamprusi East* – Flour Mill Factory • Zabzugu – Poultry Feed • Mion – Shea Processing Factory • Kumbungu – Honey Processing Factory • Kpandai – Poultry Processing Plant • Karaga – Shea Processing Factory • Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo – Shea Processing Factory • Chereponi – Cotton Buds/Bandage Factory • Bole – Shea Processing Factory

Volta Region

Jasikan* – Honey Processing Factory • South Tongu – Fired Clay Brick/Tiles Factory • North Dayi – Palm Oil Mill Factory • Krachi West – Teak Processing Mill • Ho West – Electricity (Waste to Energy) Plant • Adaklu – Palm Nut Factory • Hohoe – Poultry Processing Plant • Akatsi South – Blackberry Syrup.

Studies and analysis proves that these are raw resources found within each region which the said factory has been categorically listed to be build; meaning it’s possible to build the “One District, One Factory”. I personally believe if these are started and all the next presidents to come continue to focus their attention on building and managing these listed developmental projects, Ghana will be a very resourceful country in the world.

Question: What are the other African Presidents doing if there’s the chance to make Africa great again?



Anthony Ansong

Ceo - Ansong Holdings LLC Co-Founder & Editor Light Magazine Africa Author of Children Book Entrepreneur

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