From Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Abuakwa North constituency in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, Prof. (Emeritus) Samuel Amoako, has assured his constituents of his determination to justify the confidence entrusted in him to represent them in parliament, by leading in the development of the constituency.
“You voted for me to serve your interests in Parliament, and I can assure you that I will do exactly that without disgracing you in the law-making house,” he assured them.
He made the assurance during a short, but impressive, ceremony to commission a modern 10-seater water closet (WC) toilet facility for Abase, a suburb of Old-Tafo, during the week.
The 10-seater toilet facility with two washing rooms and store, was constructed out of the MP’s Common Fund, at a cost of GH¢45,000.
The MP took opportunity of the programme, which was relatively attended by residents in the area, to outline some developmental projects he had embarked upon in the constituency over the past two years he had been in parliament.
Some of the projects highlighted include a scholarship scheme for over 34 students from Senior High schools (SHS) to the Tertiary level, construction of a three-unit classroom block for the Kukruntumi Primary School, and an Information Communication Technology Centre.
According to him, he had also earmarked the construction of a vocational school at New-Tafo to address education deficit in the area, particularly, that of the girl-child who most often could pass the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), but as a result of financial difficulties could not continue her education.
Briefing on his intention to improve upon the living standards of the people in the constituency, through the construction of various developmental projects, the Abuakwa North legislature reiterated that the development of the area would be a mirage if the people are not at peace with one another.
To this end, he called on the people of the area to allow peace and unity leading to accelerated socio-economic development, be the primary objective of the residents, irrespective of the person’s political ideology.
He finally charged managers who would man the facility, to be transparent in their dealings, and also demonstrate a high level of maintenance culture, to ensure the proper lifespan of the facility.
Addressing the gathering on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, Simon Asirifi, the immediate past Presiding Member of the Assembly, Mr. Kojo Adukum, expressed the profound gratitude of the Assembly for the selfless attitude of the MP.
According to him, it was not every MP who would have the interest of the people at heart, since most of them considered themselves, family with the constituents last in that order.
Thus, he called on the people to support the MP, in order to have the needed courage and confidence to improve the living standards of the people.