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Chamber of Commerce unhappy about poor road network

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untarred roadCape Coast  Chamber  of Commerce and Industry  (CCCCI),  on Wednesday  appealed to Ministry   of Roads  and  Highways, to rehabilitate road network  in Abura,  a suburb of  Cape  Coast Metropolis  to help enhance business.

Members of CCCCI noted that apart from the main road that runs through the town, there are no access roads in the area, thereby affecting business operations.

The Chamber made the appeal at its last quarterly meeting of members, sponsored by Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) in Cape Coast.

Mr  Vincent  Annan, BUSAC Fund Service  Provider  who took  the members   through a research  conducted  by the body this  year said due  to  the poor nature  of roads  in Abura there was less  patronage of the hospitality industry.

He   said  the problem had also increased travelling  time for raw materials from Abura  to other  markets  in  Cape Coast  resulting  in  low  revenue and profit  margins,  increased cost of  doing businesses, low business growth as   well as the collapse and relocation of some businesses.

Mr Annan noted that government’s bid to create an enabling environment for   businesses should be manifested in the provision of social   infrastructure such as roads and markets.

Mr Harry  Ebenezer   Mensah,  Executive   Chairman of  CCCCI  announced that  the  organization had  acquired an office  which would be inaugurated in   February  next year and urged members to take advantage of the facility  to  bring fore their challenges  for redress.

He said the Chamber is making efforts to establish a Credit Union which would give loans with small interest rate to members.

Mr Mensah entreated members to embark on membership drive and endeavour to pay their subscription fees to enable them benefit from all programmes of the Chamber.

Source: GNA

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