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Central Region Ranked Fourth Richest Region In Ghana

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Contrary to the assertion that the Central Region is the fourth poorest in Ghana, the narrative has changed for good but unfortunately on the blind side of many people.

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According to the Ghana Statistical Service’s Living Standards Survey (LSS), conducted in 2017 with estimates in 2021, on regional poverty levels, the Central Region moved from being the 4th poorest of the 10 regions in 2006 to the fourth richest of the 16 regions in 2021.

It also remains the most productive region per capita and the 3rd in terms of per capita income levels for people engaged in farming, fishing, fish processing, formal public work, and trading.

The region is the 4th least unemployment and youth unemployment figures, 3rd highest in terms of road density and access and the 2nd highest in terms of demographic dividend opportunity with a population growth rate of 2.1 per cent.

Dr Kodjo Esseim Mensah-Abrampa, the Director-General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) disclosed at a stakeholders’ forum to solicit views on untiring the endemic poverty in the region.

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The engagement formed part of activities of the ongoing Central Regional Trade, Tourism, and Investment Fair, 2022 at the Adisadel Park in Cape Coast.

The eight-day expo on the theme: “Promoting Trade, Tourism and Investments in the Central Region: Challenges, Prospects and Solutions” seeks to showcase the investment potential of the Region.

Elated by the changing narrative, Dr Mensah-Abrampa, said it was an aberration for the region to be tagged as one of the poorest regions in the country, given the numerous resources it could boast of.

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“It is very sad that the central region is tagged as one of the poorest even amid its abundant resources. We are the fortress of tourism in addition to the huge are able lands, gold, timber, lithium, and industrious human resource.

“We must all work assiduously and in tandem with all stakeholders, particularly the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to propel the regional development agenda. We must all join hands and fight all social misdeeds by creating wealth to reduce poverty.”

Dr Mensah-Abrampa, said the region was in the heart of the development cordon of Ghana, surrounded by Western, Western North, Ashanti, Eastern and the Greater Accra Regions.

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According to him, the prime location has considerable potential sharing high development energy exchanges represented by the exogenous inflows and outflows of goods and services from the regions.

However, the existing impediments to trade, tourism, and investments, particularly trade access to key market centres by road arteries must be seriously dealt with to ease the cost of doing business across the region.

On tourism, Dr Mensah-Abrampa, mentioned the lack of up-to-date tourism information on tourism embodiment, networking, hotel charges and entertainment to welcome and engage tourists as loopholes that must be vigorously pursued to spur growth in the sector.

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Notwithstanding, he had prayed for regular capacity building and reliable information on investment, attractions, level of preparation, land, energy, access, local counterparts, and areas of investments.

“We must have plan and a call to action incorporated in the medium- and long-term development plans of the various Assemblies focused on integrated regional development plan,” he said.

Central Regional Minister- Hon. Mrs Justina Marigold Assan

Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, the Central Regional Minister, expressed the commitment of the Regional Coordinating Council to work with stakeholders to improve and sustain the regional successes.

“We are working to reduce the administrative bureaucracies and bottlenecks that frustrate, attract or retain investors,” she assured.

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CMA22: Adom Mysterious Band To Face Cape Vibes Band in a hot Brass Band Challenge

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CMA22: Adom Mysterious Band To Face Cape Vibes Band in a hot Brass Band Challenge at the Black Carpet Session  

Adom Mysterious Band and Cape Vibes Band to battle it out in a hot Brass Band Challenge during the Black Carpet session before the main event at the Central Music Awards 2022

As part of the 11th edition of the Central Music Awards, Heritage Promotions, the organizing team introduced four (4) new categories to the scheme of which included the “BEST BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR “.

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The “Best Brass Band” Category was introduced to recognize, celebrate and award hardworking Brass Band Groups in Central Region which are contributing to the promotion of central music.

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In view of this, the organizing team for the 11th edition of the Central Music Awards is set to host a mega Brass Band Challenge between ADOM MYSTERIOUS BAND & CAPE VIBES BAND during the Black Carpet session before the main event.

This makes the Central Music Awards the first Regional Awards Scheme in Ghana to introduce a Brass Band Challenge at it’s event night.

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According to the organizing team, the 11th edition of the scheme is slated for Saturday, November 26, 2022 at the Glitz City Hotel, Danicom School at Pedu behind Hutchland City in Cape Coast.

The Black Carpet session begins at exactly 7PM with the main event scheduled at 9PM.

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The organizing team anticipates about 2000 attendees for this year’s Award celebration.

Attendees are advised to purchase advance tickets or at the gate at a cool rate of GCH 30  Regular, GHC 50 VIP and GHC 100 VVIP.

Come all to experience the glitz and glam at the Black Carpet with exclusive photoshoots with your favorite celebrities and brass band thrills.

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Heritage Event Promotions

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