The Western Regional Minister, Dr. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah and his entourage visited Nzema East Municipality to engage the staff in discussions on how to improve the Assembly and to inspect the progress of work on government initiatives in the municipality. The Regional Minister after his engagement with the staff, proceeded to inspect ongoing developmental projects in the municipality with the Municipal Chief Executive of Nzema East Municipal, Hon. Dorcas Elizabeth Amoah, Municipal Coordinating Director, Works Engineer and some few others. The team first inspected the Axim Youth CENTRE which comprises a 5,000-seater sports stadium, hostels, space for indoor games, and stores. The phase II of the work which is about 85% complete will be completed in November 2022.
They then proceeded to inspect the Axim fishing harbour’s construction. The maritime works, including the reclaiming of sea land, sea defense walls, and boat/ship landing site, are 100% finished, consultants told the minister. The remaining projects, which include building a daycare center, cold store, restroom, dressing room, fish market, area for mending nets, etc., are 60% finished.
The Regional Economic Planning Officer, Regional Budget Officer, Regional Commander for the Western Command of the Ghana Immigration Service, Regional Commissioner of the Ghana Revenue Authority, and other members of the Minister’s entourage were given a brief tour of Fort St. Antonio in Axim. The regional administration is determined to fully capitalize on the Fort, the first structure that Europeans built in West Africa after the Elmina Castle, for the development of the Nzema East Municipality.