Western Region Minister outlines a 10 point agenda to spur business development and growth
The Western Regional Minister Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah has outlined a 10 point agenda to drive business developments and growth in the region. The consideration, according to the Minister is grounded in the fact that the region is endowed with resources and a potential to spur development for the country.
Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko Mensah stressed that the Regional Coordinating Council would facilitate the process with the private sector participation and investment for sustainable development.
“For us in the Western Region Coordinating Council, it is our vision to become a region of high standard of living where the dreams and aspirations of the people are attended in a peaceful atmosphere, with focus on the private sector and investment for sustainable development” he stated.
The Minister made these remarks at a recent general meeting of the Western Region House of Chiefs held in Sekondi.
Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah mentioned the following as some strategic initiatives that would be pursued to realise the dream.
- Providing one stop-shop investment hub at the WRCC to facilitate business activities
- provide an efficient passport acquisition and business registration facility in Sekondi
- Facilitate local participation in oil and gas sector by way of skills development and sourcing for funds
- Chiefs and Religious bodies to participate in government flagship projects especially, One District One Factory (1D1F) and Planting for Food and Jobs as well as Planting for Export and Rural Development.
- Produce and implement investment and tourism development plans
- MMDAs to produce bankable projects to attract investments
- the Assemblies and Community leaders to undertake city regeneration programmes with a town like Tarkwa becoming the “Johannesburg” of the region
- Plant 5 million coconut trees
- MMDAs encouraged to nurse and distribute oil palm and cocoa seedlings
- A forum of Chiefs, MPs and Private sector operators to deliberate on development of the Western Region to be organised, as soon as practicable.