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Regional Minister Welcomed GrassRoot Hubs Contributions To National Development

Bono Regional Minister welcomed GrassRoot Hubs Support to actualize dream 
By Christopher Tetteh, May 12, 2021

The Bono Regional Minister, Madam Justina Owousu-Banahene, has called for support from particularly youth groups to help actualized her developmental dreams for the region. 

She hopped supportive ideas from vibrant youth groups, Associations and Stakeholders such as Traditional Authorities would augment her endeavors to develop the Bono Region.

She identified four main thematic areas notably Health, Agronomy, Business and Sports as key areas dear to her heart to develop for the region.

This was in a discussion with leaderships of Youth Development Hubs in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions during a courtesy call paid to congratulate her in Sunyani. 
They were GrassRoot hub, Women in Arts, Tourism and Hospitality (WATH) and Suncity Hubs based in Sunyani, Phinklife Institute in Goaso and Agrico Hub based in Techiman. 

Madam Owousu-Banahene on sports, explained that her ambition as the regional Minister was to help the Bono Region get a multi-purpose modernized sports stadium. 
She noted many were youth in the region with God given talents not only in football but other sporting disciplines including athletics, long tennis, hand and volleyball, basketball and many more. 
There must therefore be a facility to develop such talents through activities such as the Olympic games for the benefit of the tripartite Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions and Ghana at large, she stated. 

Mad. Owusu-Banahene said current situations in the cashew industry in terms of pricing was worrisome, hence there was need for  collaborative effort from all Stakeholders to ensure equal and standardized pricing to boost the tree crop economic sector of the country.
The Regional Ministers said she was committed to upgrading the Sunyani Regional Hospital to a Teaching Hospital that could raise increasing number of Doctors and health Practitioners for the region. 
Mr. Emanuel Marfo, Co-Founder and President of GrassRoot Hub and Phinklife Institute, who led the visiting team said the visit was mainly to discuss concrete ideas and solutions to create job opportunities for the youth to help in the building of a sustainable local economy.


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