The National Secretariat coordinates and oversees the implementation of the One-District, One-factory programme. The PCU will work in direct partnership with the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development, GIPC, REP, NBSSI, GEPA and all relevant stakeholder industries.

To ensure that the Secretariat achieves its set target, District and Zonal Representatives are available in each district to provide the needed support.

Hon. Gifty Ohene-Konadu a former member of Parliament was appointed in 2005 as the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in charge Small and Medium Enterprises which included management of District Industrialization Project among others.

She holds Masters Degree in Development studies with specialization in Public Policy and Administration from Institute of Social Studies in The Netherlands and Gender Peace and Security from Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Centre in Accra.

She has a degree in Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon and also a Diploma in Home Economics from the same University.

She has attended Seminars and Conferences at home and abroad on Women’s Empowerment and Management of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.

She gathered her experience from theory through schooling as well as practice at National Council for Women and Development (NCWD), where she was a Principal Project officer for eighteen years (18yrs) and at the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs as Director of Projects for two years.

She also worked at the then Ministry of Regional Cooperation and NEPAD as the Director of Finance and Administration and at the Office of the Head of Civil Service as assistant director of human resource department.

She has international working experience with the International union of Local Authorities and International Organisation for Migration. She has been a beneficiary of numerous academic scholarships which include that of Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, Jica, Netherlands and a host of others.

She has nurtured and sought funding for many women groups nationwide to pursue income generating Projects across the Country.

She has a number of Publications on Citizen’s Participation in Local government as an Empowering tool. Gifty’s Lifelong passion is to empower men and women to take their rightful positions in society.