The Bole District Chief Executive, Madam Veronica Alele Herming, has on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, handed over a site for the construction of a groundnut processing factory at Bole .
The factory, which would take six months to complete, aims at adding value to groundnut which is cultivated in abundance in the Bole enclave to boost its production in the District.
Madam Veronica, speaking at the site said, the factory which is one of the government’s one district one factory (1D1F) programme, would not only help create employment for the youth in the area, but would also help to improve the income’s of farmers.
She added that the factory when completed will produce finished groundnut products such as groundnut paste, cakes, groundnut oil, animal feeds among others.
According to Madam Veronica, she has pursued for the factory since 2018.
“It is refreshing to note that I have been moving up and down for this factory since 2018, and today I am here to hand over a site for its construction”, she beamed with a smile.
Madam Veronica, added that Bole is the only area in the Savannah Region to benefit from such factory and thus encouraged farmers in other Districts of the Region to venture into groundnut farming to get more raw materials to feed the factory when it starts operating.
Speaking to Yagbon News, the construction engineer for H and J Batiticha company limited, Mr Saani A. Rahim, pledged to execute the project within the six months duration.