Jute, shoe factories to be operational soon-Asokwa MCE reveals

The Municipal Chief Executive for Asokwa, Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah has revealed that the famous but defunct jute and shoe factories in the community will become operational soon.

Addressing assembly men, chiefs and the public at a forum in Asokwa where the medium term development plan of Asokwa was being discussed, Mr Gyimah said an Indian Company has expressed interest in resuscitating the former Jute Company into a vibrant one.

He further disclosed that some artisans who specialize in shoe and leather making are also upbeat in starting a trade at the former shoe factory arena.

The Assembly, the MCE noted is ready to facilitate both projects so as to ensure the opening up of the market space in the Asokwa community.

‘’I stand here to report to you that two groups have expressed interest in reviving two companies in our community and these are the Jute and shoe factories. This will provide us opportunity to get employment for the youth of Asokwa as well as revenue for the Assembly in the development of the Municipality’’, the MCE noted with passion.


Giving details, Chief Akwannausa mentioned the Indian Company promises employment for 1, 500 people when the processes of setting up is complete.

These huge numbers, the MCE noted will run a 24 hour shift at the Jute factory when everything comes on stream.

The shoe factory, the Asokwa MCE noted will also offer opportunity for all who deal in leather and shoes to sell their wares at the designated arena inside the Agogo community.

Enumerating other projects the Assembly will be embarking on from the Ghana Secondary City Support Program (GSCP), Chief Akwannuasa said storm drains will be constructed in Kaase, Atonsu-Agogo north, Nahinso, Aprabo and Ahinsan and Ahinsan Estate.


The MCE mentioned the construction roads in Asokwa from the Kiravi route, indicating work starts immediately compensation by the Ghanaian government is paid to settlers.

Kuwait, Gyenyase, Kyirapatre Estate, Atonsu (Afanko junction to Bokro), Ahinsan, Ahinsan Estate, Agogo South and Atonsu Old Town / S-Line are other roads that have also been earmarked for construction.


Speaking on behalf of the Regional Minister, Mrs Rita Kwarteng, from the Office of Planning indicated the resolve of government to ensure all newly created Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAS) get their fair share of development.

She said government is determined to follow through the medium-term national development policy framework.

This, she noted is an agenda for jobs, prosperity creation and equal opportunity for all in the country.

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