From: Vera Siripi, Cape-Coast
Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency, Dr. Kwamena Mintah Nyarko, has pledged to revive Ameen Sangari, a soap manufacturing company in Cape Coast.
The Lebanese owned Company, has faced series of challenges over the past few years that has affected its production. Currently the company is not fully functional.
The Ameen Sangari Company had been in existence for over four decades and is the only factory in the Cape Coast Metropolis employing a large number of people.
The company, apart from soap and palm oil production, also processes teak tree for electric poles. The facility had more than 540 workers in 2015 but it is now on the verge of collapse. In 2020, it faced its severe setback as the few staff left ended up in a scuffle with management over unpaid salary arrears.
Speaking on the ATLANTIC WAVE, a local based FM station and monitored by our news team, Dr. Nyarko disclosed plans to work with the MP for Cape Coast South to help operationalize the near collapsed factory by the end of the year.
“Cape Coast South habours Ammen Sangaari so I have been talking to Mr. Ricketts-Hagan, the MP for Cape Coast South as to what we can do to also help the factory either financially or in any other way possible. This is because a lot of workers have been laid off and that is a problem to us the MPs within the Cape Coast North and Cape Coast South constituencies respectively” he said.
“Thus we are hoping that either by the mid of this year or the end of the year whatever we have to do to support Ammen Sangaari we will do so”, he stated.
According to him, his vision is to reduce poverty and improve livelihood in Cape Coast North adding that he has to revolve that around three pillars which is empowerment, entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
With regards to empowerment and entrepreneurship, he stated” currently we are training people on how to sew, do make ups and in hairdressing among others”.
He added that it is his prayer that all activities and projects he has planned to implement will be self-sustaining.
“When it comes to sustainable development I have been going around to meet the stakeholders in Cape Coast North with respect to specific communities”. He pointed out.
“Prior to the elections, they gave us projects they want us to do with regards to sustainable development. We are still on engagements to be able to confirm which of them can be worked on”, he revealed.
He went on to state that, with regards to starting and completing projects, his focus in his first year will be on communities where projects are yet to be carried out.
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source : tnpnewsonline