The Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan, has emphasized that the proposed Central Region 2030 Strategy is expected to prioritize youth unemployment in the region.
According to her, the region is endowed with overwhelming resources, yet it is classified as one of the poorest in the county with a high unemployment rate.
She maintained, “it is time to change the narrative, hence, the introduction of the Central Region 2030 Development Strategy, which seeks to promote economic growth and consequently improve upon the living standards of the people”.
“The Central Region 2030 Strategy is a blueprint that will help address most of the challenges in the region. I find it unacceptable when people describe the Central Region as one of the poorest regions in the country. I believe there are certain things we can do right to change the narrative”.
Justina Marigold Assan made this known to Citi News, shortly after the inauguration of the committee to spearhead the Central Region 2030 strategy in Cape Coast.
She indicated that the plan will further adopt programmes that will attract investment from the private sector and government in particular.
“We want to look at education, sanitation, health and youth unemployment among others. I know most of the youth are looking for a white colour job which is not readily available, and we know that the 2030 strategy will help support the youth to get decent jobs”.
The Regional Minister however called on stakeholders to contribute their quota towards the developmental agenda of the Region.
The President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs, Odeefuo Amoakwa Buadu who doubles as Omanhen of Breman Traditional Area, pledged the support of Chiefs in the region to position the Central Region as a preferred investment destination.