Assin Dosi Gari & Oil Palm Processing Cooperative is a group that seeks to add value to the oil palm and cassava to produce palm oil for both domestic and industrial purpose as well as adding value to cassava to produce quality and tasty sari.

In the quest of the District Assembly in developing and improving Local economy in the District, the District Chief Executive and the District Agricultural Director paid a working visit to the group work site and promised the group of the Assembly’s support.

In the light of this the Honourable DCE, Hon. Felicia Ntrakwah and the Agric Director, Mr Robert A. Obeng and asection of the Agric Officers visited the Group on 21st day of August, 2023.

A team made up of the DCE, Hon. Felicia Ntrakwah Amissah, Miss Jessica Owusu-Ansah (DCE’s secretary), Mr Robert Aferi Obeng (District Director of Agric), Mr Albert Bentum (the MIS Officer – Agric), Ms Aka Akyeamaa (WIAD Officer), and Mr. Prince P. K. Abaidoo, the AEA responsible for the Operational Area where the cooperative is located.

The team met the people of the community ready to receive the team. The chief and elders of the Dosii Community also made their request to the Government, Member of Parliament who couples as the deputy Minister of Education and the DCE herself regarding their road network, employment of the youth from the Dosii Community into the Army, Police etc. and enrolment of students who are natives of Assin Dosii into tertiary education such as Nursing Training Colleges, Teacher Training Colleges, among others.

After interacting with the people in the community, the Honorable DCE donated 50bags of cement to the women group to help in giving face lift to the relatively old structure of the processing facility.

The DCE also took the opportunity to inspect the structure in which the processing of oil palm fruits take place as well as gari processing site.

During the inspection, the DCE admonished the group to improve their sanitation situation at the facility and to also do their best to take heed to the trainings that the Agric Department gives them in order to improve their products and make the production of gari and palm oil safe.

The DCE and the Assembly is commended for the provision of GH¢500.00 to cater for cost of transporting the cement, loading and offloading charges in delivering the cement to the group at Assin Dosii.

The visit was a successful one. We anticipate to continue and collaborate with other stakeholders to expand the local economy to help facilitate the creation and success of local jobs by creating enabling environment for local jobs to thrive in order to improve the lives of the people within the Assin South District.