Mr. Andrews Teddy Ofori, the Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) on the 11th June, 2020 cut a sod for the construction of a rice processing factory in the municipality.
The factory which is an initiative under the One District One Factory (1D1F) when completed will be a complete processing facility that will clean, hull, mill, polish grade and sort rice as well as package for export.
Mr. Ofori described the factory as a strategic facility that would support rice farmers and the youth within the municipality and the region.
He said about 130 youth had received training in management of the factory while some of them would engage and educate farmers in order to produce quality raw materials for the factory.
Togbe Keh XII, Divisional Chief of Gbi-Wegbe expressed gratitude to the government and the Assembly for the initiative while appealing to the contractor to meet the deadline for the project.
He noted that the municipality and its environs were becoming rice growing hubs and the factory would enable farmers to get ready market for their products.
Dr. Cephas Bosrotsi, Consultant of the construction firm, Skodza-Limited assured that the rice processing factory was expected to be completed within six months.