Food Processing Mill Commissioned at Maakro
Mr Oheneba Amponsah Agyemang, Director of the Resource Management Support Centre at the Forestry Commission (FC), has stressed the need for government to create an enabling environment for the private sector to operate successfully.
He said with such an environment, the private sector would be able to create many job avenues and also enhance productivity, towards the development of the nation's economy as the private sector has been described as the engine of growth.
Oheneba Agyemang was commissioning the Dinkyene Food Processing Mills at Maakro near Abuakwa in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District in Ashanti.
The Mill, which cost over 12,000 Ghana cedis, has the capacity to process cassava and maize among other things.
He said there was a need for entrepreneurs to be given the required training in management and proper record keeping, to enable them operate efficiently since most of such businesses folded up due to poor management.
Oheneba Agyemang called on employers to create a cordial working relationship with their staff, leaving all communication lines open to enhance productivity.
Mr Owusu Yeboah, Managing Director of the Mills, said he decided to establish that business to process food to reduce post-harvest losses, which was a problem in the country especially in the rural areas, where they have no processing and storage facilities.