“We are working hard to increase tourism in the Dormaa East District”, he stated, explaining that in the next 10 years, if the measures put in place succeeded, Wamfie, the district capital would become a preferred tourist destination in the region and the country as a whole.
Mr Twum Barimah who was speaking at Christ FM, a Berekum-based FM station, said investing in the tourism industry would help generate more revenue for the development of the districts.
“Wamfie will be a place of action, we want to move the centre of the action from Sunyani, the Bono Regional capital to Wamfie to make the district a shining star”, he stated.
Mr Twum Barimah explained that the government opted for International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout because there was a revenue shortfall and needed a little support to pay the country’s loans or debts.
He said the decision to go to an IMF bailout did not mean that the country’s economy was in a bad state or the government performed or managed the country’s economy poorly.
Mr Twum Barimah again explained that the government decided to go to IMF was in the interest of Ghanaians, as it would help bring relief to Ghanaians, particularly civil workers.
He assured the public that the government would negotiate a good deal with the IMF team and ensure that the negotiation would protect jobs and government flagship programmes, particularly Free Senior High School policy.
On recent labour union agitations, Mr Twum Barimah said the various labour unions’ call on the government to give them Cost of Living Allowances (COLA), was a good call, because they deserved it due to the recent high cost of living.
Mr Twum Barimah said the government did not want Ghanaians to suffer the recent hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.
“That is why the government had agreed on the 15 per cent and also decided to go to IMF for advice on how to put in place measures to bring relief to Ghanaians, because of the COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war”, he explained.
NPP delegates conference
On the just ended NPP delegates’ conference, he called on the newly elected national executives to work in unity and teamwork to enable the party to break the eight.
In addition, Mr Twum Barimah challenged them to help unite the party supporters, who might have been disunited after the internal elections and discharge their duties to boost delegates and the party’s confidence in them.
He congratulated all the winners of the contest, especially the Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Stephen Ayesu Ntim for winning the contest after five-time of attempts.
Mr Twum Barimah said they should be reminded that their victory was for the party and not individual contestants and expressed confidence that the newly elected executives were capable of working to break the eight.
He explained that the team elected during the conference was a solid one, as there were youth and experienced politicians among the team, who could work with energy and experience to break the eight.
“These are people we need at this time to change the narrative of the NPP and I’m sure that they would not disappoint the party”, Mr Twum Barimah stated.