Category: Politics

Agona West MP Outline Developmental Projects For Her Constituency

The Member of Parliament for Agona West Constituency, Hon. Cynthia Morrison has said that achievable developmental projects have been initiated to improve the living Standard of her constituents.

According to her, infrastructure development, economic empowerment and job creation among others were to be enrolled soon to improve lives of the citizenry.

Briefing newsmen/women at Agona Swedru recently, Hon. Cynthia Morrison disclosed that road network in the area were to be reshaped for smooth transportation of goods and services.

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo led NPP government through Ministry of Roads and Highway has assured us that deplorable roads would be covered in the municipality.

Agona Swedru, Agona Nyakrom, Agona Bobikuma town roads would be reshaped to limit traffic congestion especially in Agona Swedru.

Drainage and large gutters are to be construed to contain volumes of water that caused flooding during heavy rainfall in the Agona West Municipality especially the Akora River Drainage system ”

The Agona West Member of Parliament further stated that she has donated over 1,000 mono desks to the three Senior High Schools to ease congestion in their classrooms.

Authorities of Swedru School of Business popularly known as ‘Swesbus ‘, Nyakrom Senior High and Technical School and Siddiqq Senior High school in Agona Nyakrom made a passionate appeal for the desks.

I quickly contacted Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) and upon constant visits and lobbying the fund agreed to give me the mono desks for the schools. Schools and market centers will also see rehabilitation soon”

On sanitation, Hon. Cynthia Morrison noted that modern toilet facilities were to be constructed for Nkubem and Anchease Electoral Areas in Agona Swedru, Agona Nyakrom and Bobikuma Upper and Lower to reduce Open defecation.

I want to put on record that Hospitals , Clinics, Health Centers and CHPS Compound in the Agona West Municipality have been supplied with beds and other health related equipment to enhance their day to day operations

The Member of Parliament expressed the hope that these and others would improve the living condition of the people in her constituency.


By: Benedict Kweku Nkrumah (ModernGhana)

Agona West MP supports communities with building materials

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, Mrs. Cynthia Morrison, has presented five bundles of roofing sheets and 120 bags of cement to four communities in her Constituency.

The beneficiary communities are:  Agona, Otsenkorang, Nsunan, Edukrom and Krofufu.

The MP also presented 25 plastic chairs per electoral area to all 31 Electoral Areas in the Constituency to be used during social gatherings in their communities.

Mrs. Morrison said the presentation of the roofing sheets and bags of cement was done on request made by the leaders of the various communities to help them construct community centres.

She said the items were purchased from her share of the MP’s Common Fund and asked the communities to be patient with the government since development was gradual.

She used the opportunity to explain parliamentary proceedings and other national issues to the people, emphasizing on US-Ghana Military deal.

Mrs Morrison debunked assertions made by opposition parties that the President Nana Akufo-Addo has sold Ghana’s dignity to United State of America (US) saying, the first US- Ghana military deal started in 1962 under Dr Kwame Nkrumah, first President of Ghana and it came to two National Democratic Congress (NDC) regimes, namely former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Dramani Mahama in 1998 and 2014-15 respectively.

She therefore called on the people to ignore propaganda opposition parties, especially National Democratic Congress (NDC) and their Members of Parliament who were deceiving people about the US- Ghana military deal, since there was no cause for alarm.

The MP said the Government was working hard to improve the well being of the people, especially those in the rural areas who were predominately farmers in order to raise their living standards.

She advised women in the Agona West Constituency to form groups to enable them receive small scale loans to expand their businesses, saying, government was working to open MASOLOC offices in the various districts.

The MP assured the youth that government had rolled out more models at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to create jobs.


GNA

Agona West NPP votes for new executive

Delegates of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Agona West Constituency last week Saturday made a major decision when they voted for new constituency executives from one team in their constituency primary.

In the run-up to the election, three camps emerged to contest for the various positions apparently due to some differences among some of the leadership of the party.

The incumbent chairman, Mr Joseph Afankwa, popularly referred to as Kojo Addo, who was seeking re-election, had his camp elected with other individuals who contested for the other nine executive positions.

Alhaji Gibrien Tanko, who was then a 2nd Vice Chairman, also contested as chairman with his team, while Mr Victor Benjamin Aggrey was also in the race to contest as chairman with his team.

Throughout the campaign, each camp urged the delegates to vote for its team from chairman to the Nasara coordinator to ensure a resounding victory. Other party supporters shared the view that voting for all executive members from one team would further deepen the cracks in the party, since the losers may not work in the interest of the party.

Call for random selection

Some party faithful were also of the opinion that making a random selection of the new executive from the three teams would appease the various camps, thereby bringing everybody on board towards ensuring party unity.

However, at the end of the voting, Mr Kojo Addo’s team won all the executive positions, with the exception of the assistant secretary position which was won by Nana Kwame Agyei who contested as a neutral person.

After voting

After the election which was held at the Agona Swedru Town Hall, with heavy security presence, the incumbent Mr Joseph Afankwa retained his position with 439 votes to beat Alhaji Gibrien Tanko who had 322 votes, with Mr Victor Aggrey managing only 34 votes.

Mr Isaac Aggrey won the 1st vice chairman position with 433 votes to defeat Frank Abban who had 199 votes and George Sarfo who garnered 163 votes. Mr Ibrahim Mohammed secured 428 votes to win the 2nd vice chairman position against Alex Fosu who had 286 votes and Philip Amponsah who had 69 votes.

Mr George Prince Koranteng polled 375 votes to be elected as the secretary against Jeff Sarfo who secured 172 votes and Lawrence Arthur with only 49 votes. The incumbent women organiser retained her position with 430 votes against Florence Yamoah with 246 votes and Monica Johnson who had 119 votes.

Mr Frederick Boateng was elected youth organiser with 457 votes as against 213 votes and 126 votes secured by David Essandoh and Solomon Forson respectively. With the organiser position, Yusif Maiga had 444 votes to beat the incumbent Isaac Osei Somuah who had 306 votes and Alhaji Sule Mohammed who managed only 44 votes.
In the Nasara position, Mohammed Najib had 503 votes to be elected as the Nasara Coordinator as against 295 votes secured by Adamu Iddrisu.

All hands on deck

Mr Afankwa, in an interview with the Daily Graphic, thanked the delegates for voting massively for the new executive, saying the verdict was a victory for the entire party.

He noted that party work was not the responsibility of a few and, therefore and called for an all-hands-on-deck approach towards building a formidable party in the constituency.

He admonished the party supporters to put the election behind them and come together stronger, to work to consolidate the party’s victory in 2020.

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Date: Mar 04 , 2018 , 06:37 Author: Gilbert Mawuli Agbey