On November 29, 2019, executives of Ghana National Chamber of Commerce paid a courtesy call the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) where they met with the Western Regional Minister, Hon. Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, Western Regional Minister, and MP Takoradi Constituency to discuss matters of business and development that are of interest to the Western Region.
The deliberations and discussions centered on commerce, reviewed the western region’s contribution to commerce as of 2019. The discussion also identified the challenges confronting the region in terms of commerce as well as the gains and how to improve upon business activities in the regions vis-a-vis the people of the western region.
The discussions also elucidated how best to position the Western Region to be very competitive in the area of trade and commerce as we seek to enter into 2020.
The visit and deliberations between the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) and Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) have produced strategic objective to support the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC), Western Region to:
☑ Roll out Entrepreneurship Summit next year, 2020
☑ Setup Entrepreneurship Development Institute
☑ Setup Retired Executive Corps Program to mentor Small and Medium Scale Enterprises.
The above initiatives slated for 2020 by the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) and Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) are good.
However, the gathered information from the people of the western region indicates that they are interested in canned fish factories under the One District One Factory (1D1F), especially in Sekondi and Axim. This is because of the present sea and fishing activities in such locations. This will economically and potentially give lots of unemployed westerners jobs, increase GDP and widens the government’s tax net or revenue. The people of the western region are waiting to see how these plans will be implemented to bring the general good of all in 2020.