President John Dramani Mahama Wednesday morning commenced his “Accounting To The People Tour” of the Central Region with a courtesy call on the Chiefs of the Oguaa Traditional Council at the Emintsimadze Palace in Cape Coast.
The President will then visit the new Kotokuraba Market and interact with the traders.
As part of the government’s efforts in supporting the fishing communities in the country, the President will be meeting fishmongers, fishermen, canoe owners, workers in the canoe industry and wives of fishermen at Ekon, near Cape Coast.
President Mahama will also pay a courtesy call on the chiefs of the Komenda Traditional Council and pay a working visit to the new Komenda Sugar Factory, which is about 95 percent complete.
The Export and Import (EXIM) Bank of India is providing 35 million dollars while the Government of Ghana is providing the counterpart funding of $1.5 million towards the establishment of the 36.5 million dollar Komenda Sugar Factory.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com/
The sugar factory, on completion, would provide 1,300 direct jobs to Ghanaians, and more than 5,000 auxiliary jobs would also be provided under the project.
To ensure sustainable raw material production base for the project, an additional credit of 24.5 million dollars had been secured for the development of a sugar cane plantation with an irrigation facility.
The funds are targeting the 3,000 hectares of irrigable land while the Government of Ghana would also provide five per cent of the amount to facilitate the irrigation of the plantation.
President Mahama will round off Wednesday’s activities with a courtesy call on the chiefs of the Edina Traditional Council.