Mr. Ishmael Ashitey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, has called on Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the region to explore investment opportunities that has the potential to employ the teaming youth in their areas.
He charged them to think outside the box and establish big investments under the One-District-One-Factory Policy to improve the local economy.
Mr. Ashitey made the call when he addressed the Chiefs and people of the Tema Traditional Area during the celebration of the annual Kpelejoo festival in Tema over the weekend.
The Kpelejoo festival is celebrated by the people of Tema as a prelude to the Homowo festival.
It is characterized by general merrymaking, where songs are composed to acknowledge the good deeds of leadership and to praise them accordingly.
He said Tema has huge investment potential in the fisheries sector and that the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) must tap into it to improve the livelihoods of the ordinary fisher folks in the area.
Mr. Felix Mensah Nii Annang-La, Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tema, outlined some key interventions that the TMA has initiated to improve on the plight of the people.
He said the assembly is fencing all public schools in Tema to prevent encroachers from taking school lands for private use, adding that, “the same approach would be extended to all other public spaces including reservations for markets and the Tema Royal Cemetery.”
He said the Tema Restoration Agenda has started yielding results and called on the people to continue to support the assembly’s efforts to develop the metropolis.
Nii Adjei Kraku II, the Paramount Chief of Tema, thanked the President for the creation of the Tema West Municipal Assembly and re-affirmed his commitment to support the new assembly to ensure a smooth take-off.
Present at the event were MMDCEs from Kpone, Ledzokuku Krowor, Ga Central and Ningo Prampram to support the celebration.