Dickson Kurug Kpelim-Etime, an NDC Talensi Constituency parliamentary hopeful, has disclosed that he intends to engage private investors to support the necessary level of development in the constituency, particularly in the tourist sector. While the public sector can help with growth, the private sector is also important in obtaining the desired level of development, according to the Chartered Accountant.
“We know the public sector alone will not be able to invest in it, so we are planning to package it with proper business proposals and attract some private sector participation. So, the district, of course, will have some shares, but the private sector will also have some shares, and we will be able to develop these,” he said.
Mr. Kurug further explained that, as part of his “Branding Talensi Campaign,” he plans to elevate the cultural dances in the area to put the constituency on the map. He believes that doing so will not only promote the cultural heritage of the people but also attract international programs and private sector investment.
“We will also model our cultural dances and troops to be able to lift them to a standard that when we have international programs, they can also participate. That is part of our branding Talensi campaign to let Talensi be on the map. People will know of us so that when we are seeking support because we have a lot of programs, we will be calling in the private sector so we want to lift up Talensi to that stage so that when we finally package some of our projects, it will not be difficult for people to identify with us and want to fund them and also at the end benefit financially from them,” he explained.
Mr. Kurug made these comments during an interview on A1Radio’s Day Break Upper East. He is one of eight aspirants in the upcoming NDC Primaries in the Talensi Constituency. With his vision to attract private sector investment in the constituency, Kurug is hopeful that he will emerge victorious and bring about the much-needed development that Talensi deserves.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Gerard Awombadek Asagi|Ghana