The ginger industry in Bono East of Ghana, received a boost with the commencement of construction works for a new ginger processing and demonstration centre for the Women, youth, and persons with disability in the Kintampo North
The new centre, which is still under construction, is a Local Economic Development initiative and co-funded by the European Union (EU) dubbed Promoting Access of Indigenous People to Decent Work and Social Protection in the Bono East Area of Ghana (PRODESOP) Project being implemented by the Centre for Local Governance Advocacy (CLGA), National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), Centre of Posterity Interest Organization (COPIO) and Abrono Organic farming Project (ABOFAP).
The 48 months project is expected to provide the needed infrastructure and capacities to create decent jobs and income through the ginger value chain for Women, Youth and PWDs in the area.
According to ghanaweb.com. the Centre will have a serviced Ginger Multiplication farms for the commercial cultivation of ginger, a washing and processing facility and warehouse. As part of the activities to expose citizens to the project there have been several community engagements which have whipped up the interest of citizens in the catchment areas.