The Municipal Chief Executive of Nzema East, Hon. Frank Okpenyen together with Ghana Tourism Tuthority today, April 28, 2021 held a stakeholders meeting to officially begin the Second Phase of Axim Victoria Park redevelopment.
The meeting was to brief stakeholders on preparation made so far and also seeks their views on the project before handing over the project to the site engineer.
In a brief media interview, the MCE said, they have engaged the three traditional councils namely Nsein, Lower and Upper Axim to know their suggestions and opinions regarding the project.
“We all knew the previous state of Victoria Park before the first phase. We are involving the traditional councils to give them thorough explanation and summary of the second phase before proceeding”, he stated.
Hon. Franko also advised artisans and others who would be employed to be committed in order for the project to completed on time and appealed to the traditional authorities to leave lands at vantage points which could be used in the future to build factories in the municipality”.
The Director for Product Development at Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. Ben Anane Nsiah outlined the role in the tourism authority as developing tourism facilities, marketing and service in the country.
He continued that the project couldn’t start off as planned due to lack of funds but fortunately, the Axim Victoria park project was factored to the World Bank funding.
The project which will take six months to be completed comprises Visitor Information Center, ultra modern washrooms, multipurpose restaurant, pavilion, VIP parking area, Pre-event Lounge, Preservation of shrine and many others.
Nana Awiafom II, Dwantoahene of Lower Axim, representing the traditional councils commended the MCE and the Ghana Tourism Authority for such a great initiative. However, he pleaded with the site engineer and contractor to finish the work on time as promised.
The Redevelopment of the Axim Victoria Park remains one of the flagship projects started by the former MP and Tourism Minister, Hon Catherine Abelema Afeku to give it facelift to help reposition Axim as one of the best tourist destination in Ghana.
The stakeholder, after visting the project site, expressed delight at the progress of the Phase I and commended the MCE for a good job done.
The stakeholders meeting was attended by the officials of Ghana Tourism Authority, Ghana Museums and Monuments Board and chiefs from the three traditional areas.
Source: nzemafmonline.com/Akuba Amoah