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KWESIMINTSIM TO HOST PHARMACEUTICALS FACTORY

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The government is making strenuous moves with a private investor to establish a pharmaceuticals factory in Kwesimintsim, in the Western Region. It is expected that the proposed factory will create over 300 jobs, greatly reducing the number of unemployed youth in and around the constituency.

The government is making strenuous moves with a private investor to establish a pharmaceuticals factory in Kwesimintsim, in the Western Region. It is expected that the proposed factory will create over 300 jobs, greatly reducing the number of unemployed youth in and around the constituency.

 

Joe Mensah, the MP for Kwesimintsim, who made this announcement, said all the arrangements have been made for the factory to be commissioned. The only thing that is outstanding is registration of the enterprise at the Registrar General’s Department.

The business will be the constituency’s own One District, One Factory project, Mr Mensah explained, assuring young local people who are still unemployed that their quest for work will soon be over.

Stubborn numbers

The MP noted that although the government is working hard to reduce unemployment in Ghana, the figures stubbornly refuse to improve to any great extent.

The high unemployment rate in Kwesimintsim is a great source of worry to him, Mr Mensah said. Throngs of young people besiege his office and home looking for work that he cannot give them.

Vices

The Daily Statesman understands that most of the local unemployed youngsters indulge in antisocial habits such as gambling, prostitution, theft and smoking marijuana.

Mr Mensah said there was no way that the government on its own could provide all the jobs needed, hence the crucial role of private investors.

The MP identified a preference for imported goods as one of the causes of high unemployment in Ghana and other developing countries, as well as the weakness of local businesses. He urged people in Kwesimintsim to patronise Made in Ghana goods to redress the imbalance.