Club 50 of Ho on Saturday called on indigenes of Ho living outside the municipality to overcome the fear of failure and perceived sabotage and establish businesses in the municipality.
This is because current evidence has disproved the perception that any business initiative especially by indigenes was bound to meet opposition and failure.
A spokesman of the Club made the call at the commissioning of an estimated 200,000 US dollar “Foresight Medical and Eye Centre” owned by Dr Divine Amexo, an indigene, in Ho t the weekend.
The facility is located at Anagokordzi near OLA Girls’ Senior High School off the Ho-Kpedze road.
The Spokesman assured citizens with capital and entreprenuerial abilities, especially, that there was a total business minded transformation taking place in town leading to a burgeoning competitive atmosphere for business.
He said there was, therefore, no reason why non-resident citizens of the municipality would continue to be haunted by fear to venture into business while non-indigenes were taking commanding heights in business in town.
The Spokesman said the contributions of indigenes to light up the business atmosphere in the municipality were crucial and strategic, while they had the strength and viability to manage those businesses.
“Some of us have been living and doing good business in town all these years”, he said.
The Spokesman, therefore, lauded the bold initiative of Dr Amexo who despite his youthfulness had become the first indigene to join the new corps of investors in private medical facilities in town.
He assured Dr Amexo of the solid support of the Club in ensuring that he succeeded and became a good example to others.
Dr Amexo told newsmen that the Centre had the latest technology and equipment for diagnosing various diseases including those related to the eye.
He said the eye unit, like the medical unit, would have a resident Doctor of Optometry and would be able to tackle all types of eye problems except laser surgery.
Dr Amexo said the cost of services at the Centre would be affordable and in some cases equal to or a little lower than what pertained under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
He advised people from 40 years and above to undertake regular eye-checks for the early detection and prevention of problems that could render them blind.
Mr Vincent Segbedzi, Assemblyman for Bake-Gblefe, urged citizens of the town to patronize the medical facility and pay the prescribed fees for services because friendship and family affiliations did not promote success in business.
He also advised nurses and staff of the Centre to be friendly and courteous towards patients, be honest and conscientious in order to ensure that the Centre remained profitable.
Mr Segbedzi reminded them that the security of their jobs depended on the success of the Centre.
Meanwhile, the Volta Trade, Investment and Cultural Fair opened in Ho on Monday November 22.
The Fair which would run until Saturday December 4, seeks to showcase the region’s great potentials, ingenuity of its people and attract the requisite investment and partnership.