Jomoro chiefs welcome gov’t fertiliser plant initiative

The Paramount Chief of Western Nzema Traditional Council, Awulae Annor Adjaye III, has assured government of his commitment to the success of the proposed fertiliser plant which is to be sited in the Jomoro District.

Speaking during a visit by a government delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Energy, Joseph Cudjoe, the traditional leader advised residents of Jomoro to desist from acts that could jeopardise efforts by government to site the project in the district.

He said the traditional council is prepared to fulfill its part of the agreement with government, with the allocation of a 20,000 square-acre of land to host the project.

The Deputy Minister of Energy responsible for Finance and Infrastructure, Joseph Cudjoe, said the proposed fertiliser plant which is a collaboration between Government of Ghana and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), as well as the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), is in fulfillment of the President Akufo Addo’s promise to site a factory in each district of the country.

He urged the youth of the district to take technical education seriously in order to be able to take advantage of employment opportunities the project will create.

Member of Parliament for Jomoro Constituency, Paul Essien, said plans are underway to officially launch the project which is estimated to cost between 60 to 80 million dollars in September 2019.

By Lord Kweku Sekyi