A new fun club named the Appianin-Bonsec Fun Club has been launched in Obuasi to help fight the rising numbers of unemployed in the area.
Conceived in May 2022, the club is an initiative by two businessmen; Joseph Bonsu (Bonsec) and Kofi Appianin Ennin who came together to form the Social group in an attempt to find solutions to the worrying unemployment situation in the town.
Narrating the rationale behind the formation of the club at the official ceremony to launch it, the General Secretary of the Club, Anthony Coffie Nature said the group exists to unite the people of Obuasi and Adansi to pursue a common interest.
He emphasized that the group is apolitical and hence has its members drawn from various political, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
The General Secretary also hinted that the Club’s major preoccupation is to find jobs for its members as well as empower members to acquire employable skills.
“So far we have secured jobs for 63 members of Appianin- Bonsec fun club. Plans are in place to secure employment for more people. We are however telling people that our doors are opened to members who share in our vision.”
The club also pledged support to ensure the youth of the town works within legal premises to prevent intrusions into gold mine concessions belonging to companies.
The President of the club, Kofi Appianin Ennin in an interaction with the media said the group recognizing the effect of Anglogold Ashanti on the socio-economic development of Obuasi will leave no stone unturned in protecting the interest of the mine against all forms of intrusion by illegal miners.
“As you may be aware, the period between 2014 – 2016 was chaotic for Obuasi and the Mine. The period when AGA virtually closed down really affected the economy of Obuasi and we will not sit down for events that led to that to reoccur.”
The Queen-mother of the Edubiase Traditional Council, Nana Akua Dwom II also praised the leaders of the club for coming to the area with the idea. She said she believed in the vision of the Club to lobby for jobs for members of the community among other laudable objectives.
Before the official launch, leaders of the club donated money and food items to the Abdullam orphanage. They also pledged to pay electricity bills for the orphanage as well as pay the fees of some of the children.
The Club prior to the launch also organized free health screening for members and the general public.