Central region

The president ensures the development of the central region

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed the government’s commitment to prioritize the needs of the people of the central region with massive road infrastructure and industrial development.

He said the government has made an allocation in this year’s budget for road construction and reviving ailing enterprises to give a strong boost to the job creation agenda and industrialization drive.

Mr. Kwamena Duncan, the Regional Minister, conveyed President Akufo-Addo’s message to the region during a media interaction following a visit by the Regional House of Chiefs to Jubilee House in Accra last week.

The traditional leaders presented a number of concerns to the President, on job creation, investment and the poor state of roads in the region, among others.

President Akufo-Addo said one of his administration’s top priorities was to improve the state of road infrastructure to connect and open up the country to facilitate trade and investment.

With the $1.5 billion funding from the Sino Hydro bauxite deal, the President mentioned some roads to be built to include Cape Coast-Twifo Praso, Twifo Praso-Dunkwa-on-Offin, Twifo Praso-Assin- Fosu and Winneba Junction-Nsabaa-Swedru.

The other roads are Mankessim-AburaDunkwa, Winneba Junction-Pomadze-Ekwamkrom, Assin Adubiase-Homaho among others.

President Akufo-Addo also reaffirmed the government’s determination to give stimulus packages to struggling enterprises under the “One District, One Factory” (1D1F) industrialization policy.

He said several struggling businesses had been identified by government and private sector actors to be supported through the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) as part of job creation and recovery efforts. of the local economy.

He promised the revival of the Pozzolana Cement factory near Apam, the Asebu Citrus factory and the Komenda Sugar factory, among others, and noted that the revival package was part of the government’s plan to create a strong economy that thrived on strong private sector growth.

The President allayed the fears of a section of Ghanaians to realize the government’s 1D1F manifesto commitment and reiterated his commitment to developing the private sector as an engine of growth to drive growth and create more jobs.