The Central Regional Coordination Council (RCC) has announced plans to launch its first Regional Development Plan (RDP) and Trade and Investment Fair (TIF) in the first quarter of 2022.
Ms. Justina Marigold Assan, Central Regional Minister who announced the interventions, said they would become the blueprint for transforming the region for accelerated development.
Addressing an RCC end-of-year meeting in Cape Coast, she said: “It is unacceptable that the central region, which has the best educational institutions, tourist attractions and other economic enterprises, is among the regions the poorest in the country.
Moreover, the strategic plan would outline how to address the challenges and find lasting solutions that would put people at ease.
Prior to the launch, she said nine subcommittees had been formed and would be officially inaugurated the first week of January 2022 to champion the course.
The committees will, among other things, draft detailed sector-by-sector development objectives, programmes, strategies and monitoring and evaluation plan to ensure effective implementation.
Committees include; education, health, tourism, works council, youth and technological development, agro-industry, environment, sanitation, information and security, and advertising.
Elaborating on the Regional Trade and Investment Fair, she said the move was aimed at showcasing the region’s investment potential to the world.
Investors would be exposed to the various government policies, incentives and local initiatives available for investment with accurate and timely information, and a legal framework that potential investors could take advantage of.
“The RCC is working to reposition the region as a preferred investment destination in Ghana,” she said, noting that tackling poverty, unemployment and infrastructure development depended on improving infrastructure. things for the people.
Ms. Assan called for unwavering support from all stakeholders, especially the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to make the TIF the turning point for economic empowerment in the region.