Hohoe Technology Centre to inflate regional Industrialisation
Mr Dela Gadzanku, Chairman of the Association of Ghana Industries for three regions, Volta, Eastern and Oti, commended the government for the establishment of the new Hohoe Technology Solution Centre.
The newly constructed centre, which cost a whooping GH₵6.07 million, is in line of the government’s industrialisation agenda, particularly the 1-District-1-Factory initiative. The centre was commissioned by His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo on September 10.
He said the Technology Centre was a step in the right direction especially for businesses within the catchment areas. He also urged them to take advantage of the expertise and equipment available to improve their businesses.
Mr Gadzanku said this when he spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after paying a familiarisation tour to business establishments within Hohoe and Kadjebi Districts.
He said the centre will aid the readiness of some Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) for the Industrialisation Drive and Export Agenda being broadcasted across the region.
The Chairman further interacted with officials of the Kadjebi District Assembly and later visited the Business Resource Centres at Kadjebi and Hohoe, and had a discussion on how the development of SMEs in the districts could be promoted.
Mr Gadzanku charged the Resource Centres to partner with each other to provide tailored solutions to SMEs in the regions.
He urged businesses to work hard and take advantage of the newly introduced African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) project.
The Chairman also paid visits the Volta Red Company and Vics Water Factory in Ahamansu and Kadjebi-Asato respectively.
He was very optimistic of agri-business investments for the untapped rich vegetation in the two regions and pledged his commitment to promote the same to potential investors.
Mr Gadzanku promised two computers on behalf of the Industry to the Kadjebi BRC following a request made by the management prior to his visitation.
Mr Alhassan Suleman, Kadjebi District Coordinating Director announced that a Department for trade, industry and tourism would be established at the Assembly to support SMEs.