The question still remains; who is the originator of the 1 district 1 factory policy?
Following the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) promise to the people of one district per factory if they win the elections, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has claimed it is the original owner of the idea. Nana Addo at the Central Region on Saturday, announced to students of the Cape Coast Polytechnic over the weekend, that his administration plans to establish a factory in each of the 216 districts of Ghana if he’s elected into office.
But then, the PPP says the opposition stole its idea. It was in this light that the National Chairman of the PPP Nii Allotey Brew Hammond in an interview, challenged Nana Addo to debate Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom to establish the originator of the 1 district 1 factory idea. Nii Allotey Brew Hammond says the idea was part of PPP’s agenda for the 2012 elections.
The Party’s General Secretary, Murtala Mohammed, has also called on the media to call the presidential candidates to give details of their policies, as that is the only way the truth can come to light. He said that the details when revealed will tell which party has the original idea.
However, the NPP has urged the people not to heed such cheap criticisms against the party. Speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, the National Communications Director of the NPP, Nana Akomea described the claims as outrageous.
Political stakeholders have been fussing over the one factory per district policy since the NPP made the announcement. The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC ) who jeered that the policy was just a desperate means to buy votes, has also said it has initiated processes to create more factories.
The question still remains; who is the originator of the 1 district 1 factory policy? Stay with us, to get more information on the latest developments on the issue.