Atwima Kwanwoma Assembly holds town hall meeting
The Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has held its town hall meeting at Brofoyeduru, a community in the District and its dubbed “Building partnership with the people for sustainable development”.
Date Created : 9/6/2018 8:17:19 AM : Story Author : Theresa Workartey/Ghanadistricts.com
The meeting was held at the Brofoyeduru Pentecost Church Auditorium and was organised by the Ministry of Information in collaboration with the Information Service Department and the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, is aimed at bringing governance to citizens through interaction between ministers, parliamentarians, opinion leaders and the general public.
In his address, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Nana Okyere Tawiah – Antwi noted that in the area of “one district one factory” policy the ministry of Trade and Industry has so far received 781 expressions of interest out of which 632 have been reviewed and 33 are currently being processed for financial support, adding that five factories have so far been allocated to the District.
He said the factories are; Sow Consult, for production of Boot and Nut, Asamoah and Yamoah Farms, for raising of broilers, Santino Industries, for the production of Sausage, DBS Industries for the production of concrete blocks and Abiding Health Pharmacy Company to manufacture pharmaceutical products.
Mr. Tawiah-Antwi also highlighted on all of government policies which the Assembly is also benefiting from such as NABCO, Youth in Afforestation, Planting for food and jobs, Free SHS programme, Digital property Address System and many more. He also gave a pictorial evidence on all developmental projects he has embarked on since his tenure in office in areas of Road, Health, Education, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation amongst others.
The Ashanti Regional Director of information, Nana Akrasi Sarpong in his speech reiterated on all the government policies and encouraged the citizenry to support the vision of H. E Nana Akufo Addo a sustainable development.
Mr. Akrasi Sarpong indicated that an issue was raised in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality where ginger farmers cry out that their produce are not being patronised because kasapreko Brewery company said the farmers don’t produce the variety they want hence the need to import ginger from outside. He used the medium to advise the brewery companies that they can teach the farmers on the type they want through research institutions in Ghana for them to grow instead of importing to help develop the country.
He also explained the double track secondary school educational system, that the system divides the entire students body and staff into two different tracks, while one track is in school, the other would be on vacation, adding that the system would help increase the number of students enrolled into the free secondary school.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Area, Dr. Kojo Appiah Kubi also reiterated on all government policies and mentioned some developmental projects he has worked on.