The Kpando Municipal Assembly has revealed, their broad objective to build up the economic capacity of the Municipality to improve its economic status and the quality of life for all.
They indicated the Assembly had adopted an approach to development that focused on harnessing the economic potentials and resources of local areas for job creation to improve the living standards of the people.
This was highlighted when the Assembly took its turn to brief visitors and exhibitors at the ongoing fifth Volta Trade and Investment Fair in Ho, the Volta regional capital.
Mr Mark Ahiave, the Assistant Director of the Kpando Municipal Assembly who gave the presentation, stated, the Assembly had identified possible business potentials for the development of the area.
Key among them were, development of irrigation facilities in the area to support vegetable and other crops production, two establishment of farm mechanisation centre, development of storage facilities, rice production and establishment of rice milling center, development of agro-processing facilities, development of aquaculture and fish processing facilities, cash crop production, tourism development, cash crop production, and others.
Mr Ahiave said the economy of the Municipality was dominated by agricultural activities since the soils in the area supported the cultivation of food and cash crops.
“Agricultural activities in the area are estimated to be 32 per cent of the active population either directly or indirectly in this sector. The climatic condition in the Municipality favorably supports a variety of crops and livestock production,” he said.
Other highlights include; tourism, education, health, and road network,
The Municipality is predominantly urban populated with a percentage of 55 per cent compared to the rural areas with 44.9 per cent.
It shares boundaries with Biakoye District in the North, Afadzato South to the East, and North Dayi to the South.
The indigenous inhabitants of the Municipality are mainly Ewe-Speaking people who originally migrated from Notsie, Togo in the 17th century.
Some of the major festivals celebrated in the Municipality are; ‘Sasaduza,’ ‘Danyigbakaka,’ ‘Duawokpeza,’ which are characterised by music and dance dominated by the famous”Borborbor” dance.
Hospitality in the area has improved considerably with the development of Guest houses and hotels.
The Fair, which saw over 300 exhibitors and 10,000 visitors including; 10 Diplomatic Missions, would end on Sunday, November 28.
Anchored on the theme “Creating Enabling Environment for Agribusiness, Tourism and ICT Companies.”