The Gomoa West District Assembly has invited investors to invest in the District’s abundant potentials.

Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, District Chief Executive (DCE), who gave the invitation, said there is a vast arable land suitable for production of pineapples, cassava, maize, watermelon, cashew and vegetables.

On fishing, the DCE said the District is bounded in the South by the Atlantic Ocean which is viable for fishing and that the District could boast of beautiful shores which could enhance the fishing and tourism industries.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah, who was speaking at the District’s Day at the Central Region Trade and Investment Fair 2010 in Cape Coast, said the District was endowed with huge stone deposits which were suitable for quarrying.

He said the district also had large deposits of clay suitable for pottery, brick and tile production.

The DCE said there is sand at the area between Mprumem and Bewadze which is suitable for producing Pozzalina cement which could withstand the effects of sea breeze, noting that a factory to produce this type of cement was urgently needed in the district to arrest the havoc done by Portland cement on buildings in the coastal areas.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah, who is also President of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), said gold had recently been discovered in the district and called for further exploration and mining of the mineral.

On tourism, the DCE said the district could boast of some attractive tourist sites which included chains at the bathing site at Nduem, which were used for slaves held at Fort Patience in Apam before shipping them to their destinations overseas.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah stated that the popular festivals for the 98 communities, with an estimated population of 118,042 people were Akwanbo and Ahobaa.

He assured investors that the Assembly would help them acquire land for their projects, facilitate the provision of utility services to the project site and liaise with the traditional authorities to ensure that their interest was protected.

The fair was organized by the Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM), in collaboration with the Regional Coordinating Council for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, to expose their investment potentials.

Source: GNA

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