Wenchi holds consultative forum on $1 million, one constituency fund
The Municipal Chief Executive for Wenchi, Dr Prince Kwakye Afriyie has mentioned that he and the Member of Parliament Prof. George Gyan Baffour have as their top priority the issue of road rehabilitation and construction as this will open up ulterior roads in the municipality to enable easy access by private investors to farmers.

Date Created : 8/3/2017 9:21:29 AM : Story Author : E D K Tottimeh/

He said the Nana Addo led government was mainly interested in creating enabling environment for the citizenry to establish businesses rather than government creating the jobs.

He cited a number of state owned enterprises which were defunct today due to mismanagement of workers who were paid with hard earned taxes.

He disclosed this at a public consultative forum on the government’s flagship program, 1constituency, 1 million dollars with participants drawn from civil society, clergy, artisans, opinion leaders, Assembly members etc.

He said with the natural resource deposit in the municipality Wenchi deserved to have more than one district.

Dr. Kwakye Afriyie said the forum was to dialogue with stakeholders to identify priority constituency needs of Wenchi in areas such as the 1district 1 factory, sanitation, access to quality water, agricultural infrastructure among others.



On the 1district 1factory program the Honourable Chief Executive mentioned that the project was private sector led and as a result many individuals from within and outside have shown interest through applying.

The Anantahene of Wenchi Traditional Council Nana Baffour Owusu Ansah Agyapong commended the President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo for bringing his campaign promises to fruition.

He noted that with the natural resource deposit in the municipality, Wenchi needed more than a factory and further called on government to consider it.



The Assembly member for Congo-Dadiease-Seiduakura Electoral Area Hon. Osei Kofi Amos strongly requested the establishment of a cashew factory in his

Electoral Area since the Area was well endowed with cashew plantations he added.

Some stakeholders also called for the revamp of the one time tomato factory, Tomacan, which employed several people from across the country.