The Vice President, Paa Kwasi Amissah-Arthur, on Tuesday, inaugurated a GH¢ one million bus terminal at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region.
The Horsey Terminal, aimed at enhancing business and transportation in the Obuasi municiplality, has the capacity of accommodating 500 vehicles at a time, and has 250 stores with 80-seater toilet facility.
The project is in two phases, and would also have a clinic, police station and workshop for artisans.
The Vice-President told that the gathering that government was interested in development, stressing “our government is a people-centered government and we leave developmental legacy wherever we go”.
Mr. Amissah-Arthur, who was on a day’s working tour in Obuasi, also took time to cut the sod for the construction of the Kumka Market in Obuasi, inaugurated a three-storey classroom block named after the late President Atta Mills for the Obuasi Senior High-Technical School. She also inspected work on a 600-capacity girls dormitory and assembly hall for the Christ the King Senior High School.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Richard Ofori Agyemang, for his part, said the bus terminal project was in fulfillment of a directive given to him by President John Dramani Mahama, upon his appointment as the MCE of Obuasi.
He urged the gathering to have faith in the government, saying it would not renege on its promises of turning round the economy for all and sundry to feel at home.
The chief of Adansi, Opagyakotwere Bonsra Afriyie ll, appealed to the government to investigate the delay in the payment of royalties to the chiefs of Obuasi and surrounding mining towns.
He said the Obuasi and Adansi communities, known for gold mining, had been denied royalties by Anglo Gold Ashanti since October 2012.
“I know the president and his vice may have no idea about it, we are informing you today that, since October 2012, our royalties from Anglo Gold Ashanti have not been paid,” he said.
From Kingsely E. Hope & Faustina Kwabea Osei, Obuasi