The Chief [Omanbaatan] of Gomoa Abonyi, Nana Kwame Dum III has promised to release 40 acres of land to support the Government’s initiative of establishing one factory in every district across the country.
According to the Chief, the land which has been earmarked for possible release for the initiative of the project to help create employment opportunities in the area for the teeming who migrate to the urban centers to look for none-existent jobs.
Nana Kwame Dum who disclosed this at this year’s Ahorbaa festival of the Chiefs and people of the town noted that it is now time for all to get on board to support the government to ensure that the country attains the industrial status that it intends to be.
Though the people of the area are predominantly small scale cash crop growers, Nana Kwame Dum stated that the establishment of any factory in the area will help solve the problem of migration among the youth in the area.
The festival was also used to raise funds for the construction of a twenty sitter public place of convenience in the town.
Addressing the gathering, the Regent of the town and Guantuahen of Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, Nana Osuan Asare VI pointed out that when completed, the project will help solve the problem where the people have to visit the bush to ease themselves.
Estimated at a cost of over GH 150,000.00 Cedis, the project is expected to be completed in a period of six months.
The occasion, which coincided with the 25th Annivesary celebration of the enstoolment of Nana Osuan Asare was attended by high profile personalities and Chiefs including the Chief of Gomoa Brofotedur and Asihen of the Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area Nana Esuon Abonyi Kwatta V, the Chief of GOMOA Dasum Nana Abokoma Atta, the Guantuahen of Gomoa Brofoyedur Nana Essuman as well as the newly-elected Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. [Mrs.] Naana Eyiah Quansah among others.
The MP on her part donated an unspecified amount of money towards the project and promised twenty bags of cement for the project.
In similar development, the Chiefs and people of Gomoa Aboso also raised funds for the completion of the construction of a one-storey durbar grounds edifice during the celebration of this year’s Annual Akwambo festival of the town.
Over GH 70,000.00 Cedis was realized during the occasion.
Briefing the media on behalf of the Acting Regent and Queen Mother of the town Nana Ayarebah II, the Financial Secretary to the festival’s planning committee, Mr. Isaac Asare hinted that the project which is about half way to completion will cost about GH 240,000.00 Cedis.
It will contain an office, durbar grounds, wash and rest rooms, visitors lounge and a museleum where the black stool and other traditional artifacts would be kept.
The MP for the area, Hon. [Mrs.] Nana Eyiah Quansah again donated some amount of money and also promised to offer another twenty bags of cement towards the project.
By: Robert Ayanful-G. Abonyi