The Central Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Sarpong, has pledged to commit himself to changing the negative poverty tag on the region.
He said he would work to revitalise the district, municipal and metropolitan chief executives to step up activities to promote the total development of the region.
“I see my transfer to the region as an opportunity to prove myself and I will work with my deputy and officials at the co-ordinating council to avert the negative perceptions and ensure that the people of the region live more acceptable lives,” he said.
Mr Sarpong was speaking at a meeting with the media in Cape Coast last Friday.
He said though the Central Region had been tagged a poor region, he was optimistic that with a sense of focus and direction, the region and its people would become better off.
He said he would work to ensure that all resources at the region’s disposal were utilised and tapped for the betterment of its people.
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Mr Sarpong noted that the region had an enormous resource potential, especially in the tourism sector and said these would be developed to bring in the needed revenue for the development of the region.
He said the two major projects in Cape Coast, the Kotokuraba Market and the Cape Coast Stadium, would be completed as scheduled.
Mr Sarpong also promised that he would ensure that all ongoing projects in the region were completed.
He pledged to work with the media to ensure the accelerated development of the region.
Story: Shirley Asiedu-Addo