Brong Ahafo attracts investors

Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has said many investors, mainly in the areas of mining and agriculture have initiated the process to do business in the Region.

“Several mining companies have taken advantage of the favourable environment and have applied for licenses to prospect for gold, while a Chinese firm has begun construction work on a processing plant at Sampa in Jaman North District,” he said.

Additionally, Mr Marfo said, an oil prospecting company, Simba Energy Incorporated from Vancouver in Canada, had started processing documentation for the prospecting of oil in the Sene District.

He was speaking at the inauguration of members of the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) in Sunyani.

The Regional Minister attributed the high business interest in the Region to the stable and hospitable environment the country was enjoying.

The RCC is the highest executive and decision-making body in the Region and its membership consists of the Regional Minister and Deputy, Municipal/District Chief Executives and Presiding Members, two chiefs from the Regional House of Chiefs, Regional Heads of decentralized Ministries, Agencies and Departments as well as the regional representative of the National Development Planning Commission.

Section 142 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) spells out the functions of the RCCs as, among others, “to monitor, co-ordinate, harmonize and evaluate the performance of the assemblies; monitor the use of all monies allocated to them by any agency of the central government; and review and co-ordinate  public services generally in the Region”.

The members were sworn in by Mr Justice Emmanuel Ato Assan, Supervising High Court Judge in Sunyani. He led them to take the three national Oaths of Allegiance, Secrecy and Office.

Source: GNA

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