Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II
The chiefs and people of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area in the Western Region have appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to consider reviving the defunct Bonsa Tyre Factory located in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of the region.
According to the chiefs, the obsolete factory, which has the infrastructure and massive raw materials base in place, could provide jobs to a large number of unemployed youth.
The people have also appealed to the current administration to woo investors to revive the Aboso Glass Factory also in the region to contribute to the development of the country’s economy.
The Wassahene, Odeneho Akrofa Krukoko II, who is also the President of Wassa Fiase Traditional Council, made the appeal during the maiden meeting of the Traditional Council at Wassa Benso on Wednesday.
“Nananom and people of Wassa Fiase and the Tarkwa Municipality fully support President Akufo Addo’s one-district, one factory policy and other policies,” he noted.
“We also believe that President Akufo Addo’s policies will discourage the youth from engaging in illegal mining also called ‘galamsey,’ which has destroyed the environment and sources of drinking water for the people,” the Wassahene added.
Odeneho Krukoko mentioned that the one constituency, one million dollars policy of the current government would also facilitate the construction of social amenities in the various constituencies.
He, therefore, called for strict monitoring and management of the fund to achieve its objectives.
He could not fathom why the majority of the people in Wassa Fiase are poor in the midst of abundant natural resources, adding that “we have not developed ourselves properly enough to take advantage of what God has given to us.”
From Emmanuel Opoku, Benso