By David Allan Paintsil
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast, Mr. Ebo Barton-Odro, is leaving no stone unturned at improving the lot of his constituents, since he assumed office in January 2009.
The MP has met a section of the press, and taken stock of his activities during the yuletide, enumerating a number of projects he had undertaken.
He started with the establishment of a permanent office for the MP, which he claimed, would serve as an office for successive MPs, to help make governance easy in the constituency.
On education, the MP said he organised extra classes, quiz competitions, mock examinations, and was currently constructing a science laboratory to facilitate the study of science in Cape Coast.
He said children’s library project his predecessor started was also on his agenda, and that he had also lobbied the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to continue the project after he had exhausted his common fund.
He also donated 20 computers to two basic schools in the metropolis, namely the Dahia Arabic and English Basic School and Pedu Cluster of Basic Schools.
Mr. Odro said he also organised vocational training for master craftsmen and artisans to improve vocational skills among residents in Cape Coast, and was very grateful to the Principal of the Cape Coast Technical Institute, Mr. Kojo Lyall, for hosting the artisans.
He said he had plans to hold an artisans’ fair in Cape Coast to exhibit the works some artisans were doing behind the scenes.
On health, he said he was putting up a maternity unit for the Efutu Clinic, which he also connected to the national electricity grid, after years of operating without power.
Mr. Odro said he had also constructed a multi-purpose shed for the fishermen in Cape Coast at Legion Hall area, where they use it to mend their nets and refresh themselves after work. He added that an office space for the Chief Fisherman was also included in the project.
He commended the Cape Coast Premix Committee for establishing another premix selling outlet, adding that the committee had targeted to put up a clinic for the fishing community.