Alan pledges to make Central Region financial services centre

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The Founder of the Movement for Change Alan Kyerematen has pledged to make the Central Region, West Africa’s financial services center if he becomes president.

According to him, the two main political parties, NPP and NDC, have overly disappointed the region, adding that when given the nod he will change the fortunes of the people of the region.

According to Mr Kyerematen, the Central Region, being a former capital of the country, deserves much better than it has received under the administration of both the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress.

He believes the region has much greater potential that can be harnessed and therefore pledged to establish the biggest financial services centre in West Africa.

He also promised to propel trade activities and boost the region’s economy.

“There is no major project the Peoplecentere Central Region has benefited from. The Ashanti, Western and Greater Accra Region have benefited but the Central Region has not and that is why I want to make the Central Region the international Financial Services Centre of West Africa. This will help open up the region to investors. This will be done within two years of assuming office as the President of the Republic,” the independent presidential candidate told Citi News.

Alan also intends to make the Central Region, which possesses the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, recognized as a hub of tourism, adding that this will make the area viable for tourism.

“The Central Region has the Majority of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Ghana and the people of the Central Region must take advantage of it to boost the economy of the region. My leadership will invest heavily in that sector to boost the sector,” Mr Kyerematen said.

Meanwhile, he has expressed concern about the poor market infrastructure in the region and has promised to have them improved under his tenure as president.

He also announced plans to establish a traders’ bank to facilitate financing for traders.

“The Traders Market initiative will see market women have soft loans to invest in their businesses. The Bank will specifically be set up for traders since they don’t have a bank on their own that serves their interest.”

From the Kasoa old market and new markets to Winneba, Agona Swedru, Cape Coast, and Elmina, the founder of the Movement for Change was greeted by the traders with excitement.

Scores of these traders regard him as the light to redeem the country from the shackles of the prevailing economic darkness.

They believe the two major political parties, NPP and NDC, have not been able to impress them with their performance in government and believe Alan Kyerematen will perform better, hence the need to vote for him as president.

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