The Concerned Spare Parts Dealers Association at Abossey Okai, has said they are not in principle against any government’s policy of establishing a spare parts village in Afienya.
They said they are rather in support of any policy that the government wants to introduce, citing the examples of the One District-One Factory, NABCO and others which were expected to empower the youths.
It has, however, made the explanation and drawn the distinction that as the National Concerned Spare Parts Dealers Association, they will not be part of any relocation to Afienya.
In a press release dated on May 15, 2022, the association made reference to its press conference on May 10, 2022 at Abossey Okai, during which it said they were not relocating.
“Now, our position is clear based on our press conference on the 10th of May, 2022 that we are not relocating to Afienya. Therefore, the government can go ahead and develop Afienya spare parts hub” , the release stressed.
The press release, according to them in to set the records straight on some misinformation among the general public and in sections of the media.
Jointly signed by the Public Relations Officer Mr Takyi Addo and former Vice Chairman of the Abbosey Okai Spare Parts Dealers, Mr Richard Obeng, the release stated that they have the support of table top traders and that of the second hand association at Abossey Okai.
“Table Top and Second Hand Associations of Abossey Okai are in support of the National Spare Parts Dealers Association against the relocation of the entire Abossey Okai to Afienya”, the release emphasized.
“There is a reportage circulating online that everyone in Abossey Okai has accepted the relocation. This reportage is false, mischievous and propaganda”, the release indicated
“The media is thereby advised to disregard such reportage since our position has already been made clear”, the release explained.