In his quest to make Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal a first class model. Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah has vowed to unearth and modernise all the potential and abandoned tourist sites within the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly.

Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah made this observation when he  paid a working visit to some tourist sites which have been abandoned over decades. The areas include the Lake Abibiri in Tarkwa Banso,  ‘the battle of Nsamanko’ near Mahamo and the waterfall at the University of Mines and Technology,

In attendance also was the ITINERARY FOR DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMITTEE, whose main task is to identify locations within the municipality where economic and social gains could be derived from.

Addressing the chiefs and elders at Tarkwa Banso,  Hon Gilbert Ken Asmah mentioned that the move forms part of the President Akufo Addo’s one district, one factory policy which is geared towards job creation especially for the youth. According to the Tarkwa-Nsuaem MCE the site will also serve academic purpose in the area of research and practical lessons for students.

For his part,  the Chief of Tarkwa Banso,  Nana Kwasi Asare II commended the MCE for such a laudable initiative of developing the Lake Abibiri into a modern tourist site which will generate revenue for the Municipality and also create job opportunities.

The Asuoso Chief commended the MCE in his advocacy to create employment for the youth by revamping the tourist sites in the area specifically the very spot where Sir Charles McCarthy shot himself during the battle of Nsamanko’ near Mahamo in Tarkwa.

“It is early days yet but you have started on a very good note,  you have a kind heart and the zeal to make Tarkwa- Nsuaem Municipal a model one as outlined in your vision statement” . He observed that since the PNDC era we have not seen this before,  none of your predecessors came to visit us let alone attending to our grievances,  he added”.

The MCE and his team also visited the newly built Esuaso community market which is about 95% complete. He further assured the chiefs of his readiness to make their roads motorable to ease movement of goods and people and ensure easy access to the various tourist sites, he noted.

Source: Kojo blay