Thousands of job opportunities will be created in the Eastern region as 9BS International invests and supports the development of the region through a partnership with the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council.
9BS International – a multinational company specialised in financial engineering, trade, investment and projects geared towards socio-economic transformations, is to provide technical, financial and investment support to the various Districts and Municipal Assemblies in the region to identify and explore endowed viable investment opportunities for industrialisation and job creation.
Speaking at the Eastern Regional Investment and Development Forum, the board chairman of 9BS International, Prof. Nana Osei K. Darkwa said the over reliance on central government has over the years affected implementation of fine development policy initiatives.
He said it is time for Ghana to take advantage of the Public -Private Partnership (PPP) policy initiative to bridge the huge infrastructural and development gab which is estimated to cost government $1.5 billion yearly for the next decade in order to fix the deficit.
“We know there is a serious development deficit not only infrastructure, but based on Ghana’s own PPP policy that was in 2011, they said that we need $1.5 million yearly over the next decades to address some of these needs and we believe that the government cannot do it alone,” the board chairman stated.
Prof. Darkwa explained that 9BS is committed to supporting municipal and district assemblies in the region to initiate businesses that will maximize its revenue generation and mobilisation.
“Here we have always been found in dependency module; what I call the Garden of Eden Syndrome. So people are not creative and innovative. We want people to think outside the box. Most of the districts wait for government subvention, we believe that the districts can initiate their own businesses and partner with the private sector and create businesses that could provide revenue to support the government’s development agenda,” he said.
According to him, his outfit will facilitate the implementation of the One District One Factory policy across the region.
The Executive Chairman of the company, Wabadang Vairi announced that, as part of the Company’s Coporate Social responsibility, it will construct four mordern Hospitals, 10 boreholes and six community libraries in the Eastern Region.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfour, said job creation is high on the agenda of President Akufo-Addo therefore the intervention by 9BS to stimulate the local economy through the creation of jobs and business opportunities is welcoming.
Accordingly to him, the region is prepared for investment therefore has already carried out research and profiled all investment opportunities to serve as blue print to guide investors in the region.
“We’ve been profiling Eastern region, we’ve been putting it on the net for people to dovetail into it and come down so that is how we chanced on them,” he said.