Govt to implement mining project in Prestea


Municipal Chief Executive of Prestea Huni-Valley in the Western Region, Mr Mozart Kwaku Owuh, has stated that the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was working so hard to implement the government flagship community small scale mining project within the municipality to boost youth empowerment.


According to him, the central government has asked all the “vetted licensed small scale miners to go back to work.”


Mincing no words, the MCE promised that, “very soon, small scale miners and stones work will all be smiling under this listening government, adding that “This government has come to make you progress.”


Mr Owuh disclosed this to journalists during the Wassa Hemma Foundation (WHF), set up by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Prestea Huni Valley Constituency, who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mrs Barbara Oteng-Gyasi.

At the event the MP donated seventeen (17) sewing machines to graduating seamstresses of the Ghana National Tailors and Dressmakers Association (GNTDA), Prestea branch.


The initiative was through the auspices of promoting skills training agenda of the MP of the area.


Presenting the sewing machines on behalf of the MP, Mr Owuh said since 1992, no MP in the municipality has taken it upon him/herself to promote skill training by providing such donations.


He said, the MP has donated close to 90 sewing machines and hairdryers to all graduating seamstresses and hair dressers in 2018 alone.


“These things are happening because of the wise decisions you made and voted for Lawyer Barbara Oteng-Gyasi,” Mr Mozart stated.


He said, by next year, more additional items will be added. He, however, admonished GNTDA to get a training centre.


The MCE also used the opportunity to highlight the Synohedro project that will see Prestea town roads being asphalted in 2019.


He promised that the assembly will give the top floor of the OPD of Prestea Government Hospital to contract by February 2019, even as the MP, Hon Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, has started a two-storey children ward at the same hospital.


The MCE also touched on the Obaapa Micro Loan Scheme which was recently launched by the MP, and stated that those who will benefit should work hard and pay back to enable many others to also benefit.


Receiving the items, Mr Anokye, used the occasion to thank the MCE and MP for fulfilling their promises and said the people of Prestea should continue supporting the MP.


The gathering brought together some top notch NPP members in the constituency.




Story: Freeman Koryekpor

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