The Kontihene of Akyem Kotoku, Obrempong Sarfo Gyamfi Kyere II, has called on his charges to vote against assembly members who do not contribute to any developmental projects in their respective electoral areas.
Obrempong Sarfo Gyamfi Kyere II described these group of assembly members as lazy people, who only enjoy the title ‘Honourable’, and do not undertake any developmental projects.
According to the Akyem Kotoku Kontihene, despite the fact that assembly members have their limitations and directly do not undertake developmental projects, the commitment and readiness to mobilise their electorate would be imperative towards development.
Speaking at the lunch of the Community Health Trail – 2019 by the Community Hospitals in collaboration with the Alexander Akwasi Acquah (AAA) Foundation in Akim Oda, Obrempong Kyere II indicated that such assembly members who lack ability to galvanise must not be voted for.
“These lazy assembly members must be voted out to pave the way for more competent and serious people,” he charged.
He further added that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Community Hospitals in Ghana, Mr. Alexander Akwasi Acquah, must be congratulated for his humanity health care delivery for the Akim Oda Municipality and Ghana as a whole.
He also appealed to everyone to help build his or her community without regarding what critics will say.
He, therefore, challenged residents in the area, particularly assembly members, to support the programme, since its ripple effects would go a long way to develop Akim Oda
In a related development, Mr. Alexander Akwasi Acquah appealed to the chiefs and people of the area to ignore political critics and help develop their respective communities for the total well-being of everyone.
He said many people in Ghana and abroad have the passion of helping build the country, but some discouraging and unpleasant comments from some sections of the people have made these individuals to have change of mind.
He said this at a handing over ceremony of a basketball court for the St. Anthony’s Catholic School in Akim Oda, which was built by Dr. Kofi Oteng Bawuah, an American-based citizen of Ghana.
Dr. Kofi Oteng Bawuah, who was born in Ghana at Akim Oda, but is living in America, on his part, disclosed that it is always a pleasure to give back to one’s society.
He stated that basketball, like football, brings the people together and helps in the general well-being of the individual, hence, the project, and appealed to Ghanaians to help build basketball courts in the country.
The Catholic Bishop for Koforidua Rev. Bishop Joseph Afrifah Agyekum, on behalf of the school, expressed his profound gratitude to Dr. Oteng, and appealed to Ghanaians to emulate the habit of giving back to their communities.