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A research, conducted by the Bureau of Research on Governance, Commerce and Administration (BORGCA) in partnership with the Confederation Governance Assessment Institute (COGAI) in several constituencies across the country, has portrayed Hon. Eric Opoku, Member of Parliament for Asunafo South in the Brong Ahafo Region, standing tall in commercial and rural development in 2017.
Subsequently, the two institutions have conferred on the MP an international award in that regard.
Prof. Victor Nyankah, Executive Director for BORGCA disclosed this when presenting the MP with the award last week.
According to Prof. Nyankah, many of the MPs constituents, who were spoken to during the research indicated that their MP was very instrumental in the provision of certain projects as roads, schools, water and Electricity even in the remotest part of the constituency.
Besides, Hon. Eric Opoku had provided boreholes to many communities in the constituency at his own cost. These boreholes, he noted, were being converted into mechanical ones.
The research further indicated that most of these projects were financed by the MP and devoid of political discrimination.
Throwing more light of the Research; Mr. Isaac Rockson, Communications Strategist for BORGCA stated that in recognition this feat, and upon its recommendation, the Ternopil State Economic University of Ukraine, would honour Hon. Eric Opoku with an Honourary Doctorate Degree (HDD) in May this year.
Receiving the award, Hon. Eric Opoku expressed gratitude to the two institutions stating that the award will urge him on to do more for his people.
He indicated that being the MP for the entire constituency, he distributed his developmental projects without discrimination.
He said he allocated 40 per cent of his earnings to these projects while the concerned communities provided labour.
Other MPs who have received similar awards are Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah – Bonsu, MP for Suame and current Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, and Alhaji Collins Dauda, MP for Asutifi South and Former Minister for Local Government and Rural Development.
Source: S. O. Ankamah