Asuogyaman District Chief Executive, Samuel Kwame Agyekum has indicated one of his priorities is to revive Akosombo Textile Ltd (ATL) which has been struggling in last few years.
He said this will happen under the one district, one factory policy which the current administration is pushing to implement to reduce unemployment situation in Ghana.
“ATL has to gain its feet and absorb some of our youth who do not have any source of employment. The district cannot of boast many of such factories and this one will be revived under the one district, one factory policy,” he assured.
The textile manufacturing company is yet to find its feet despite attempts by previous administrations to turn around the fortunes of the company.
Lack of raw of materials leading to occasional shut down of the plant, salary related issues among other things seem to hamper the growth of ATL.
Sources at ATL believe one critical government area has to look at is encouraging more farmers to go into cotton farming which will intend feed all textile manufacturing companies in the country.
According to Samuel Agyekum who is a Chartered Accountant and an Administrator, putting ATL back on its feet and building another factory in the district will go a long way to create jobs.
“Look, our people are into cultivation of maize and cassava. A second factory to process these produce with the available market is in order, “he said.
Meanwhile, Spokesperson to the DCE, Dr. Nana Kwame Acheampong Kwakye has revealed that one area of importance is health hence the need to establish a district hospital.
According to him, Asuogyaman district mainly relies on Volta River Authority (VRA) Hospital and it is high time Asuogyaman got a district hospital to improve healthcare.