Zion Artisans, Spare Parts and Food Sellers Association in the Ashanti Region have called on government to financially assist them to develop their acquired land situated at Abankro in the Kwabre East District for business.
The association told the Goldstreet Business Newspaper; having pulled resources to acquire the land, government must rise it up to its responsibility of bringing to the area amenities like electricity, water and good roads adding the state must also help bring other infrastructural projects on the land.
The Zion Artisans, Spare Parts and Food Sellers Association was formed in 2014 with the motive to facilitate the well-being of its members. As a result, the group procured a 300 acre land in order to relocate all members (artisans, spare parts dealers and food sellers) from Suame Magazine and Ejisu to the land.
“We bought this land to relocate all our members to undertake their businesses here,” Chairman of the Association; Mr. Osei Asibey revealed.
The new site according to the association would provide accommodation to over 9,000 people including traders and business men with plans to put up schools, hospitals, a police post and other social amenities on the site in the works however the association says it is financially handicapped since all its funds had gone into the land acquisition.
This was made clear last Friday during the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Mrs. Elizabeth Agyemang’s visit to the site. The association through the minister called on President Akufo-Addo as well as private investors to partner them in erecting stalls and other projects on the land.
The minister submitted:
“I will send your request to the president to assist you financially; therefore you must also endeavour to double up your work on the land.”
By Joseph Marfo/Kumasi