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06.11.2007 General News

Netherlands community support Twifo District

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The European Union (EU) is supporting the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to construct a 'Cocoa Museum' in the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District near the Kakum National Park.

In addition, potential investors in the US have expressed interest in the establishment of a hotel of international standards in the vicinity of the park to boost tourism in the area.

The District Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Agyeibie Kessie, said this at a durbar in honour of a three-member delegation from Wormerland in the Netherlands.

The delegation was on an exploratory visit to the area to assess how best Wormerland municipality and the district could be of mutual benefit to each other.

"Potential investors in the US have shown interest in investing in housing at Twifo-Praso, the district capital, to help provide accommodation for its growing population that now stands at 11,853."

Mr Agyeibi-Kessie said the assembly was also embarking on a complete renovation of the capital with a new market, a lorry park and a storey building for stores.

Nana Ato Arthur, the Central Regional Minister, said in an address read on his behalf that the exploratory steps made by the municipality of Wormerland to liase with the district was a golden opportunity that should be utilized.

He said although the district was making a headway, it was faced with many developmental issues and to have a partner with whom it could team up with to deal with existing and new challenges and opportunities would be most welcome.

Nana Arthur expressed the hope that the "giant step" being taken would lead onto mutually beneficial strong relations for Wormerland and the district.

Nana Appiah Nuamah II, Omanhene of Twifo Traditional Area, pledged his people's readiness to release land for investment to help improve the standard of living in the district.

In appreciation of the friendship, the delegation was presented with kente stoles and a stool.

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