The Association of Ghana Industries is worried about the difficulty in acquiring land for business in the Ashanti Region.
Vice-President, Dr. Yaw Adu Gyimah, says some members have been forced to relocate to Accra as a result.
He tells Nhyira Fm the situation can change for the better if land owners exhibit flexibility in land transaction.
“Because of lack of land, we are moving our companies to Accra. But if we are able to get land, then of course we can bring our businesses back to Ashanti region,” Dr Adu Gyamfi lamented.
The situation means quite a sizeable number of the youth are denied employment opportunities.
“We are saying that when we are able to get land in the Ashanti region, then we can build our factories in Ashanti region and create jobs for the youth in the Ashanti region,” says Dr. Adu Gyamfi.
AGI Leadership who were at the Manhyia Palace on a courtesy call on Wednesday, appealed to Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for land to construct an industrial park.
Dr. Adu Gyamfi, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Danadams Pharmaceuticals Industries, hopes more employment would be created once the proposed facility becomes a reality.
It follows a promise by the Asantehene to help secure land for the project.