Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by MyGh.Online
President Akufo-Addo cutting the tape to inaugurate the Business Resource Centre. With him include Mr Alan Kyerematen (right) and Nana Ofei Addo Agyeman
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated an office complex to serve as a business resource centre for the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) at Akrade in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, with a call on the management of the centre to exhibit high maintenance culture.
The President, who cut a tape to inaugurate the centre as part of his visit to the Eastern Region, urged the people in and around the district to consult the officials of the business centre for technical assistance before commencing their businesses.
He noted that the economies of advanced countries came about as a result of deliberate policies geared towards supporting small, medium and large-scale industries.
“If the nation, Ghana, will grow economically, socially among others, it will depend on the individual/ private sector industries. The western countries are mostly developed due to much attention given to the private sector of the economy. Let us, therefore, as a country pay much attention to the private sector which is equally an engine of growth of the economy,” the President added.
President Akufo-Addo stressed that the centre would go a long way to strengthen private industries.
He expressed gratitude to the people of the Akwamu Traditional Area who willingly offered the land for the project and called on chiefs of other traditional areas to emulate their example.
The Minister of Trade and Industries, Mr Alan Kyerematen, who assisted the President to inaugurate the centre, also advised faith-based organisations, individuals and other business ventures not to hesitate in accessing business advisory services from the centre to ensure the sustainability and development of their businesses.
The Trade minister also revealed that the office complex was one out of 67 offices to be built nationwide.
Mr Kyerematen said the centre would, in the meantime, serve four municipal and district assemblies, which were the Asuogyaman District Assembly, the Upper Manya Krobo District Assembly, Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Assembly and Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly.
The Nifahene of the Akwamu Tradional Area, Nana Ofei Addo Agyeman, who represented the Omanhene of the Akwamu Traditional Area, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto II, expressed the joy of the traditional area and the Asuogyaman district for the project and requested the officers of the centre to consider the residents of the area, when recruiting personnel for the centre.
The President and his entourage also paid a courtesy call on Odeneho Kwafo Akoto II and had close door meetings with him.
President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by some ministers of state, including the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Eric Kwakye Darfour; the Asuogyaman District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Samuel Kwame Agyekum, and the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Simon Kweku Tetteh.