Odeefuo Amoakwa Buadu VIII, President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, has urged stakeholders and the citizenry to harness the Region’s potential to create an enabling environment to spur economic growth.
He noted that the Region has endowed with economic potential hence the need to embrace peace and collaborate to effectively develop for the betterment of all.
Delivering a remark at the opening of the Central Region Expo 22, Odeefo Amokwa noted that it was a clarion call on chiefs to embrace the peace to help resolve chieftaincy issues that hinder the development and growth of the region.
The Central Regional Expo 22 is being held on the theme: “Promoting Trade, Tourism, and Investment in the Central Region, Prospects and Solutions”.
The program promises business opportunities, partnerships, networking, and job creation with the sole aim of projecting the tourism potential of the region to reposition it for accelerated development.
The Fair which is the second to be hosted as an annual event in the Region after 24 years, would see more than 200 exhibitors from all Districts of the Region participating.
He assured the citizenry of the unflinching commitment of the house towards fast-tracking the resolution of chieftaincy issues to steer economic growth.
“The Regional House of Chiefs is speedily resolving chieftaincy issues and it is yielding positive results,” he said
The President of the House who doubles as the Omanhen of Bremen Asikuma Traditional Area urged traditional rulers to make land available to investors to foster the development of the Region.
He appealed to the Government to implement policies and interventions that would help sour growth in the country.
Odeefuo Amoakwa-Boadu told them to resource offices working for trade and tourism especially CEDECOM to help the course of developing the country through tourism and trade.
He called on the citizenry and stakeholders to translate the outcome of the Expo into reality to change the Region to improve the standard of living.
The Opening was graced by traditional rulers, various Metropolitan, Municipal District, Chief Executives (MMDCEs), Heads of Department, Religious leaders, exhibitors and others from all walks of life.
At the launch, the Ghana News Agency observed that more than 200 exhibitors including companies in agro-processing, agrochemicals, jewellery, clothing and accessories, herbal medicine, arts and crafts, alcohol production, water production and cosmetics.
Others are insurance companies, travel and tour agencies, hotels as well as government agencies like the Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana Standards Authority, and Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust, which are delivering services.