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Mr Louis Owusu-Agyepong, Sefwi-Wiawso Municipal Chief Executive (MCE)in the Western North Region, is much grateful to the president of the republic ,Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo for bringing development to the area.

He made this known when the PUNCH DISTRICT FOCUS TEAM visited his office to ascertain the level of development in his area.

He told the punch that the municipality has benefited alot under the leadership of his Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo.

Touching on agriculture, the MCE said under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) Programme, 2,224 farmers have been engaged in maize, rice, pepper and tomatoes farming.

He said 5,000 coconut and 20,000 oil palm seedlings have been raised for 670 farmers, under the government’s Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme, while six communities in the Municipality were benefiting from the one million dollars per Constituency Project (IPEP).

The MCE said Asawinso, Dwinase and Mpoman Markets have been provided with modern toilet facilities, while Anyinabrem, Datano and Aboduam are benefiting from Solar–powered Mechanized Boreholes to solve their water problems, adding that a ware house was also under construction at Aboduam.

Under the One District One Factory, (IDIF) project, the MCE indicated that in 2020 a Cocoa Processing Factory, estimated to cost 100 million dollars would be sited at Sefwi Wiawso.

According to him after completion of the Factory it would produce Cocoa Butter, Soap, Pomade, Natural Cocoa Cake, Cocoa Powder and Cocoa Liquor for both local and foreign markets.

The MCE said the Assembly on its own, was intensifying efforts to improve upon its Internally Generated Funds (IGF) by instituting an additional market day to the current two market days.

Source: Broadcastergh.com/Ayisah Foster

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