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I’ll pursue aggressive policies to reduce poverty in Central Region — Minister-designate

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The Minister-designate for Central Region, Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, has promised to pursue aggressive policies and programmes that will create decent jobs, particularly for the youth to reduce poverty among the people.

Mrs Justina Marigolds Assan, Central Regional Minister Designate

According to her, despite the many resources and economic potential the region was endowed with, it was very worrying that the region was still referred to as the poorest after the regions in the north.

“Although it will be quite challenging especially where some of the youth may not have the requisite skills to take advantage of the many job opportunities in the formal sector, government together with partners would ensure the decentralisation of job creation to reduce poverty to the barest minimum.”

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In an exclusive interview with the Daily Graphic in Agona Swedru last Sunday,  on a wide range of issues, she noted that “if I am duly approved by parliament as the next minister for the Central Region, I would work to change the old narrative which considered the region as the next poorest region after the northern regions.”

Mrs Assan, the Municipal Chief Executive for Agona West Municipality, if approved by parliament’s appointment committee would replace Mr Kwamena Duncan.

She will be the second woman to occupy such a portfolio in the region after Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) since the commencement of the Fourth Republic in 1993.

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She noted that it was unacceptable that despite the presence of many first class second cycle institutions and other opportunities, they had not been harnessed fully to provide jobs for the teeming unemployed youth to better their lives.

“The government will continue to champion the One-District, One-Factory agenda and other policy interventions to provide more sustainable job opportunities to the youth across the region to improve their living standards.”

“One of my top priorities is to ensure the creation of business-friendly environment that will attract many private investors both home and overseas into the region to set up firms to provide direct and indirect decent jobs to the youth,” she indicated.

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Open up region

Mrs Assan noted that another critical area that special attention would be paid to was road construction so as to open up the region to development, saying “many of the roads to remote communities were in deplorable state which must be tackled to ease transportation”.

She explained that the region voted massively for the NPP and she would lobby government to turn its spectacle to the region in the area of road construction to help farmers to cart their goods to market centres.

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She stressed that the traffic alone that commuters experienced from Kasoa through Buduburam alone was a great source of worry to many road users and investors who were interested in investing in the region.

“I believe if the Accra-Cape Coast highway is converted into a dual carriage road, it would ease traffic as well as encourage investors in particular to come into the region to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to do business in the region,” she pointed out.

She expressed optimism that the region would hugely benefit from the second year of road projects recently announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo so as to open up the region for development.

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Source: JoyNews 

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Former Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa-Doe Confirmed Dead

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The former central regional minister is reported dead this morning, September 19, 2021 at Tema.

Ama Benyiwa-Doe, born and christened Comfort Saah in 1950 was a Ghanaian politician who hail from Gomoa West in the Central Region of Ghana.

She was a Member of Parliament with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Gomoa West from 1992 until 2004, when she was defeated by Joe Kingsley Hackman.

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She continued to work for the NDC as national women’s organizer.

In January 2009, she was nominated by the late President Mills as the Central Regional Minister in Ghana. She was a member of the Pan-African Parliament.

More details about his sudden death will be reported soon.

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We at Sintim Media extend our heartfelt condolence to the family for their loss.

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