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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently commissioned a garment factory under the One District One-Factory (1D1F) initiative in Koforidua-Effiduase in the New Juaben North municipality in the Eastern Region. The Maagrace Garment Industries Limited factory is specially designed to produce utility clothing, uniforms for security forces and hospital scrubs.
It would offer employment to over 500 in the area.
Commissioning of the factory set up by Comfort Owusu-Agyeman in 2003 was part of President Akufo-Addo’s three-day working tour of the Eastern Region. The factory was established with the vision of creating employment opportunities and providing training for the youth as part of the broader agenda to help address joblessness among young people.
However, its operations went down in the late 2000s, and in 2017, the company management applied for support under the government’s 1D1F initiative to resuscitate its operations.
In the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, it was one of the leading garment industries, which produced more than two million facemasks, 18,000 hospital gowns and head covers as well as 12,000 medical scrubs for export, one of the strategic objectives of the 1D1F initiative, according to a news agency report.
The president is billed to commission two other 1D1F factories at Akuapem-Akropong and Akyem-Wenchi.