The Campaign Coordinator of the Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC), Dr. Steve Manteaw, has taken a swipe at critics who have pooh-poohed Nana Addo’s “1 district, 1 factory” plan.
The NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is promising that his government would establish a factory in each of the 216 districts across the country as part of plans to industrialize the economy and check the exodus of locals into the cities and urban areas.
However, the plan by Nana Addo has been downplayed especially by government officials who have said the idea by the largest opposition leader is not tenable.
But Dr. Steve Manteaw has flayed critics on such comment saying every pronouncement by politician either from the majority or minority side which seek to create a window of opportunity for the youth and masses to benefit in terms of jobs should be welcome.
“Let me make the point that when politicians actually make pronouncement, which we know in terms of policy orientation will inure to the benefit of this country if they were to implement them, rather than discouraging them lets support and challenge them to show us how they are going to do it.”
According to him, Nana Addo’s campaign promise can be fulfilled if the factories he meant are not sophisticated in nature.
“You don’t need sophisticated equipment to do this kind of things unless you want to do it in a grandeur scale,” he noted, adding that Nana Addo’s idea may likely be in reference to the “Cottage Industries” that existed in the Acheampong era.
This he said is largely possible and the way to go.