Compiled by Kwesi Alfred Adams
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has come up tops as the best performing legislature.
Armah Buah, a former Minister of Petroleum, beat other 15 legislators in the region to come up top as the best performing MP in a research conducted by the University of Ghana’s Department of Political Science.
The survey was done to assess the 275 MPs, from March to June 2019. Out of the 27,500 respondents, 44% said the MPs do not visit the constituency frequently, while 7.1% said the MPs only promote the interests of only party members.
In the Western Region, Armah Buah polled the highest vote as the best performing MP and placed 5th out of the 275 MPs nationwide.
The Ellembelle MP also came up tops and recorded the highest number of respondents who wanted him to retain his seat. 75% of the respondents said YES to the question “do you want your MP to contest the 2020 election?”
The MPs for Amenfi Central and Ahanta West had a total of 61 and 66 % of respondents respectively objecting to contesting election 2020 as MP.
Explaining the survey, Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah, Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department, said though people were not impressed by the work of their MPs, that of the Ellembelle MP came out outstanding as the best performing in the Western Region.
Speaking to some Constituents in the Ellembelle after the list, they said Armah Buah deserves this recognition considering the number of times he visits the constituency.
That apart, the number of developmentl projects the MP had lobbied for the constituency was overwhelming.
The Western File can testify that since Armah Buah became the legislator representing the people of Ellembelle, he had made development the hall of his work as an MP.
Speaking to the Western File in separate interviews, this is what the people of Elembelle say about their MP.
” Armah Buah has been helping people to further their education; he has done a lot of developmental projects here; he is very accessible, approachable, generous, humble, committed, hard-working among others, so we are not surprised at all about this report,” they emphasised.