You don’t own a car, how can you establish a factory? – MCE to American investor

MCE for Yendi, Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussif

The MCE for Yendi, Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussif has said that, a US nationwide seeking to create a in his Municipality does not audio convincing that he is capable of performing so simply because he does not possess a car.

In accordance to the MCE, at any time the guy frequented his place on difficulties of creating the manufacturing facility, he does not arrive with his very own vehicle but generally driven by rented tricycles (“Yellow Yellow” as termed in the North).

“You have been observing him in your communities, anyone coming to build a manufacturing facility, have you ever witnessed him using his very own bicycle to your put, has he at any time arrive with a bike, does he have a car or truck, absolutely nothing. He normally will come with a rented yellow yellow and you believe that, this human being in a yellow yellow can set up a factory” the MCE quizzed.

Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussif was responding to a petition sent to him by some Farmers in the Yendi Municipality who embarked on a peaceful march towards federal government for its failure to grant a letter of Intent to a business that want to set up a manufacturing unit in the place.

In advance of the march

The New Patriotic Party secretary for the Yendi Constituency, Bawa Fuseini Zakaria who is also the NHIS manager in Yendi experienced threatened farmers in the location not to embark on the march and any try to do it will have them attacked.

The march the secretary believes will make their federal government unpopular. The MCE on his section also went on reside radio to threaten the farmers, indicating that if they embark on the march and anything at all come about to them he would not intervene.


Farmers in the Yendi Municipality staged a demonstration from governing administration around failure to grant a letter of intent to Alaafie Foodstuff Constrained to create a manufacturing facility in the area.

This is simply because the business which submitted its proposal to the governing administration to set up a soya and vegetable manufacturing unit in the spot has been denied approval. According to the farmers, the corporation when proven would reduction them from their farming issues as a result their demonstration.

In a petition by the farmers to the MCE of Yendi, they appealed to the MCE and president Akufo-Addo to intervene for the corporation to be presented a letter of intent to be ready to secure funds from U.S to the factory.


Alafei Foodstuff Minimal, a organization co-owned by Tamale primarily based Adam Awal and Claude Convisser of America applied to set up the manufacturing facility in Zugu, a community in the Yendi Municipality.

It was the to start with organization to post its proposal to the government to set up a soya and vegetable manufacturing facility under the 1D1F to satisfy the protein and vitamin wants of the Ghana College Feeding Method in the Northern area.

The firm, in accordance to the house owners submitted its very first proposal in March 2018 to the previous Gender Minister, Otiko Afisah Djaba and an up-to-date proposal submitted in November the identical calendar year to the latest Gender minister, Cynthia Morrison right after the exit of Otiko Djaba.

The company reason of the business, the professionals stated is to support farmers and communities to expand jatropha trees and foodstuff crops in partnership with POP diesel Africa, an oil business and control trust estates for farmers prudently.

Farmers collaborating in the joint venture will be paid out twice, as soon as at the time of harvest and 2nd time later on in the year from a part of the gains derived from price-included processing of their crops developed in partnership with and bought to the business, the administrators explained.

POP diesel, an oil business in the United States which will give funding to Alafei Foods Restricted has also presented all of its ownership share of its Africa department, POP diesel Africa to the Alafei Food farmers irrevocable Belief. This signifies that the business if established up in Zugu, will employ in excess of 30,000 farmers and supply to the GSFP at a decrease price tag.

Homeowners of the corporation also told Starr Information, that the company’s proposal to set up the factory has been unanimously authorized by the Yendi Municipal Assembly, Northern regional GSFP coordinator and all the applicable stakeholders in the municipality except the Northern regional minister, Salifu Saeed.

On the other hand, on pursuing all the necessary treatments to get the manufacturing unit established up, the federal government is on the verge of shattering the dreams of Northern farmers.

The Federal government according to the Running Director of Alafie Meals, Claude Convisser, has diverted from Alafei Food items Restricted, which is to established up its creation manufacturing facility in the North to a Sunyani based corporation termed YEDENT to provide the GSFP in the North.

He told Starr News that, in a conference concerning the operations manager at the GSFP head business office, madam Doris and Alafei Meals on May well 7, 2019, she exposed that her outfit has a non-public connection with Sunyani dependent YEDENT company which in accordance to her is confidential, explanation why Alafei Meals is denied  a letter of intent.

Mr. Claude extra that, numerous initiatives also created by the corporation to plan a assembly with the Gender minister proved futile, an indication of government’s deliberate attempt to deny his corporation a letter of intent as very well as persons of Yendi municipality their have share of its flagship program 1D 1F.

Supply: Ghana||103.5FM|Jonas Biawurbi

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