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08.11.2019 Regional News

Meet The Press: Obuasi East Woos Investors For 1D1F

By Samson Manu
Meet The Press: Obuasi East Woos Investors For 1D1F

The District Chief Executive for Obuasi East, Honorable Faustina Amissah has disclosed that the Assembly has put in place mouthwatering measures to attract potential investors to establish factories in the District as part of the NPP Government's One District One Factory initiative.

Answering questions from the Media on Thursday, 31st November, 2019 in a meet the press program organized by the Assembly, the DCE said the Assembly has made available parcel of land to be given freely to investors to establish factories in the District. She said so far the Assembly has resolved that any investor who applies to establish a factory in the District would be allowed to pay only 50% of the cost involved in acquiring permits.

All these she said are geared towards encouraging investors who seek to invest in cassava processing, citrus and oil palm factories in the relatively new district.

Elected on 2nd of August, 2018, Honorable Faustina Amissah gave accounts of her stewardship as well as accounts on Government's intervention policies as implemented in the District.

On roads, she said currently 20km of roads have been advertised and in Procurement stages. She praised the Member of Parliament for Obuasi East, Honorable Dr. Patrick Boakye-Yiadom for his efforts in reshaping the Kwabenakwa to Mampamhwe, Akaporiso to Diawuoso, Bossman and Sampsonkrom roads.. She advised residents of the District to exercise patience because she is making frantic efforts to fix the deplorable roads in the District.

Reporting on Education, Honorable Amissah said the Assembly wants to prioritize pre-school education. She said at the moment, Kindergarten blocks at Ahansonyewodea, Odumase, Jimiso and Bossman are at various stages of completion. Again through the efforts of the Assembly and the Member of Parliament for Obuasi East, 1,350 Mono and Dual desks have been distributed to schools within the District.

Honorable Amissah gave updates on Government's flagship programs such as Nation Builders Corp, Planting for Food and Jobs and One Million Dollar per Constituency. She posited that the District remains a proud beneficiary of all those programs.

The former Educationist also touched on the E- block project initiates by the erstwhile Mahama Administration. She said Obuasi East was a beneficiary of one of the projects. Though the project she asserted, still remains uncompleted but their efforts to trace the contractor of the project has become yielded no positive results. She further appealed to the General public to help the Assembly with Information on the whereabout of the contractor.

The Meet the Press series is a Ministry of Information initiative which has been designed to provide the platform for the Assemblies to account for their stewardship thereby deepening decentralization.

About 10 pressmen selected from local media houses, Heads of Department, Chiefs, Ex Assembly members and the General public were in attendance.