9BS International – a multinational company specialised in financial engineering, trade, investment and projects geared towards socio-economic transformations, has launched 3 social amenities projects as part of her Cooperate Social Responsibility set to be undertaken in some selected 14 Districts And Municipalities in the Eastern Region.
The projects which include four mordern Hospitals, 10 boreholes and six community libraries are expected to be completed within a year.
The beneficiary Municipal and Districts Assemblies are; Suhum Municipality, Kwahu East District, Demkyembour District, Lower Manya Krobo, Upper Manya Krobo, Atiwa East, and Akropong North.
The rest are; Yilo Krobo, Lower West Akim, Birim South, Fanteawka North, Kwahu West and Kwaebibirim Municipality
In his address, the Board chairman of 9BS International, Prof. Nana Osei K. Darkwa stated that the over reliance on central government has over the years affected implementation of fine development policy initiatives and pointed that, it is time for Ghana to take advantage of the Public -Private Partnership (PPP) policy initiatives to bridge the huge infrastructural and development gab which is estimated to cost government $1.5 billion yearly for the next decade in order to fix the deficit.
“We have always been found in the dependency module; what I call the Garden of Eden Syndrome. So people are not creative and innovative. But we want people to think outside the box. Most of the districts wait for government subvention. We believe that the districts can initiate their own businesses and partner with the private sector and create businesses that could provide revenue to support the government’s development agenda,” Nana Darkwa said.
The Executive Chairman of 9bs International, Mr. Wabadang Vairi stated that, as part of the Company’s Coporate Social responsibility, the projects when completed will provide technical, financial and investment support to the various Districts and Municipal Assemblies in the region to identify and explore endowed viable investment opportunities for industrialisation and job creation.
He explained that 9BS is committed to supporting municipal and district assemblies in the region to initiate businesses that will maximize its revenue generation and mobilisation.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, on his part, said job creation is high on the agenda of President Akufo-Addo and therefore the intervention by 9BS to stimulate the local economy through the creation of jobs and business opportunities is welcoming.
The Minister explained that, the region is prepared for investment and therefore has already carried out research and profiled all investment opportunities in a programme dubbed ‘Eastern Regional Investment Coordinations for Sustainable Industrial Programme (ERICSIP)’ to serve as blue print to guide investors in the region.
“We’ve been profiling Eastern region, we’ve been putting it on the internet for people to dovetail into it and come down to help, so that is how we chanced on them,” he explained how the region got in contact with 9Bs.
The project was officially launched by the minister and is expected to commence in earnest.