Orange farmers in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region are calling on President Akufo Addo to complete the abandoned Citrus factory sited at Asebu as weed and bush animals take over the facility which is under 1D1F programme.

According to the farmers, after President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the facility in the lead up to the 2016 election to facilitate their work, work has stalled at the project site, with materials supposed to be used for building the factory has left rusting.

Checks show that sod cutting for the project was done twice – in 2016 and 2020.

Speaking in an interview with EIB Network Central Regional Correspondent, Yaw Boagyan the farmers lamented that after their citrus plants were destroyed to make way for the construction of the factory, it is sad that no work is going on at the project site resulting in their harvested oranges which would have fed the factory going waste.

The angry farmers expressed disappointment in the Akufo-Addo led government for deceiving them and not fulfilling his promises over the past five years.

They also expressed disappointment in their MP, Hon. Elvis Morris Donkor’s over his failed promises, adding that they’ve regretted voting for him as their representative in Parliament.

Most of the unemployed youth in the area said they were banking their hopes on a completed and operational citrus factory to over them jobs but that has remained a dream.

They are therefore calling on the Government to complete the Citrus factory so they can work and earn a living.

The Assembly Woman for the area Hon. Rosemary Darlington Owuraduwa appealed to President Akuffo Addo, to complete the project and offer the teeming youth meaningful jobs to avoid a rise in criminal activities among the youth.