Asantehene unveils 10-year plan to transform Kumasi

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has unveiled a ten-year plan to transform the city of Kumasi.

The plan also includes an initiative to industrialise the local economy to scale up employment and create wealth in the city.

Chief of Amoaman, Nana Agyenim Boateng, disclosed that the Asanteman Traditional Council will use some stool lands as leverage for the realisation of the projects.

He made this know when he spoke to Luv News on the sidelines of a meeting with businesses executives in Kumasi.

About five of such projects have been earmarked as key components of the development agenda.

Already, farmers in Offinso are being encouraged to take up kenaf cultivation as raw material base for the jute factory.

Mango farms owned by the Asantehene will initially feed the proposed processing plant.

Nana Agyenim Boateng said the Ghana Exim Bank is a key partner in the proposed projects.

In a bid to reduce challenges with accommodation, especially, for students, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II also wants private investors to help explore hostel services at the campuses of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Nana Agyenim Boateng is optimistic the program, after implementation, will help improve the region.