A sod-cutting ceremony has been held at Mampahwe a farming community in the Obuasi East District to start work on a cassava processing Factory in the Obuasi East District.
The factory is expected to transform cassava production from subsistence farming into a commercially viable agribusiness so as to address rural poverty by bringing the community into mainstream economic activity. Hon Faustina Amissah who led the sodcutting ceremony said the rationale behind the factory which forms part of the government ‘s flagship program One District One Factory, is to prevent post-harvest losses and added value to cassava production. She said a group made up of women is already into Gari Processing who will manage the factory once its completed.
She always revealed that a Ghanaian businessman had already expressed interest interest in exporting the Gari from the factory.