President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo – Addo has formally opened a new baby diapers manufacturing factory near WeiJia in the greater Accra region.
Sunda international, a Chinese-based manufacturer, has established a baby diaper factory in Ghana, taking advantage of the government’s 1d1f industrialization policy. The company has already operated in Ghana for more than a decade with facilities dedicated to making hygiene products as well as building materials and hardware. These products are in part exported to other countries in West Africa.
"Your company’s expansion drive in opening up different manufacturing plants in different parts of Ghana shows your confidence in the Ghanaian economy and the profitability of your local manufacturing business," Akufo-Addo says. "It also gives a great signal to the reluctant investors who are waiting to see results from your investment as a motivation for their own initiatives. I encourage other investors to take advantage of our business-friendly policy to set up their own manufacturing plants in Ghana.’’
The President also assured the Ghanaian people that his government’s flagship policy of 1D1F (one district, one factory) is permanent.
‘’It is possible to have a manufacturing base in every district with its accompanying job security and spread of wealth among the people of these communities and today’s commissioning of this factory is another testimony," he says.Sunda chairman Y.C. Chen says his company plans to increase the number of hygiene production lines at the new site from seven to 10 in the next year. These lines produce diappers, sanitary napkins and wipes. It is the company's largest in Ghana and it plans to continue to take advantage of government initiatives in the country.
‘’Your government’s policy of ‘one district, one factory’ encourages investors to set up a factory in every district of Ghana which is what the Chinese government did about 40 years ago and it has industrialized China into one of the world’s biggest economies," he says. ‘’Industrialization’ remains the main driving force behind every growing economy all over the world today. As Ghana is trying to industrialize, we at Sunda international are happy to be partners in the rural industrialization development project of the government of Ghana."
The new plant currently employs 500 people but that number will ultimately grow to between 800-1000.