Obuasi West MP, MCE commission ‘Obuasi Magazine’: Project expected to create more jobs

Last Updated on May 8, 2024 by Admin

The Chief Executive for the Obuasi Municipal Assembly Honorable Elijah Adansi- Bonah was joined by the Member of Parliament for the Obuasi West constituency Honorable Kwaku Kwarteng to commission the Obuasi Artisan center.

The project popularly known as the Obuasi Magazine is expected to serve as an industrial cluster for mechanics and spare parts dealers in Obuasi and beyond.

 It has a well fitted water closet toilet facility and mechanized borehole. Electricity has also been extended to the site which covers several acres of land.

Expected to create thousands of jobs, the Obuasi Artisans center feeds into the local economic development plans of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly which is geared towards diversifying the economy of Obuasi and wean it off its overdependence on the Obuasi Mine.

According to Honorable Elijah Adansi-Bonah the plant oo develop the Artisan center and relocate all the mechanics and spare parts dealers in Obuasi had been in the books of the Assembly for a very long time hence he decided to pay so much attention to it by investing in it.

” The project started long time ago, but I had to pay special attention to it by investing so much in it . We did this to make it conducive to accommodate the mechanics who will work here”, the MCE emphasized.

Throwing more light on the importance of the project, Hon. Adansi- Bonah said the Artisan center will serve as a one stop shop for vehicle repairs and servicing as well as the sale of spare parts. This he said, will also boost revenue generation of the Assembly through the collection of tolls and permits.

The Member of Parliament for the Obuasi West constituency Honorable Kwaku Kwarteng who was upbeat about the future prospects of the Artisan center said the project lends credence to the industrialization drive pursued by the government.

He admonished the mechanics to make the place vibrant to attract more people and investors whiles opening up the New Biakoyeden community to attract more infrastructural projects.

” We have decided to build a school here whiles the road linking the center will see a major facelift. All these are the expected outcomes of having the artisan center here”.

On his part, the chairman of the Obuasi West Garages Association James Opoku Apraku commended the Obuasi Municipal Assembly for committing more resources into the project. He said the site with the amenities available was enough to accommodate more of their members and other mechanics.



Story by: ISD-OMA

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