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Through Hard Work, Dedication, Interaction and Humility with Free SHS as propelling Force.
By dint of hard work, dedication and humility, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa East in the Eastern Region, Abena Osei-Asare is not only making her impact felt on her constituents especially her teaming party faithful, but also making inroads into the camp of the opposing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
This care light when the MP, District Chief Executive (DCE) Kwabena Panin Nkansah and officials from the District Assembly, in their usual working visit reached Subrinso last week.
The MP, who also doubles as a deputy minister at the Ministry of Finance, has instituted a regular meeting and intesection with her constituents to assess their problems and see how best she could be of help to them.
This, according to reports has made her get deeply get endeared to the hearts of the people. It therefore came as no surprise, when at Subrinso, two known staunch NDC supporters showed up in public to announce their defection from and NDC and pledged their support for the NPP and the MP, for what they termed as her hard work, dedication and humility and interactive spirit, the provision of social amenities for the people.
Converts Carried Away by Free SHS Policy
According to Elder John from Bebome I he was compelled to take this decision based on the MPs support and assistance to the people, her humility and interactive spirit. He stated that for the past eight years that he played active role in the then ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) no government official, even from the District Assembly ever set foot in his village.
He pointed out that he was subsequently humbled by the MP’s humility and regular interaction with the people, thereby making them feel as being part of governance.
Also the policy of Free SHS had caught up with not only him, but most people in the district, whose wards, who otherwise would have rusted at home, have now gone to school.
On his part, Brother Odonkor of Bebone East and Secretary to Dade Mantse, he had been carried away by the Free SHS Policy, which he said had helped him and many more, who could not have had their wards seen through Secondary education.
What is more, the MPs interactive spirit and her quick and regular response to the social needs of the people had completed devastated him. To make bad worse, the MPs, regular interactions with the people, a situation, which he said was absent during the NDC era had encouraged him all the more.
According to him, he was brought to the NPP by someone. But ever since he left the NDC and joined the NPP, he has not regretted it. As such he feels good and that he has now become a strong force in the NPP campaign train.
According to the new converts, they had left the NDC with their wives, children and their dependants to join the NPP.
Osei-Asare assured them that their move was in the right direction and therefore would not be in vain. This is because Nana Akufo-Addo led NPP government had put in place many social interventions to relieve the rural folk of poverty and hardship.
The MP told the people that Cocoa Roads had not been cancelled as being falsely spread out there by opponents of the government. According to her, on assumption of office government saw it expedient to do an audit before continuing with the program.
This audit, the MP indicated, brought out a lot of revelations. For instance most of the contractors had been paid about 90% contract fees, but not even to 20% delivery had been done.
Also, strangely enough, the Cocoa Roads project had found themselves at places such as Osu in Accra and many more, where no cocoa is grown there. Hon. Osei Asare assured the people that she is constantly in contact with the Ministry of Energy to have their nagging problems concerning electricity supply solved once and for all. She also assured those communities that requested cement and roofing sheets for their schools that their request will be considered.
On his part, Kwabena Panin Nkansah told the people that government had put in place a number of social interventions for the betterment of the people. These include the 1 District 1 Factory 1 Village 1 Dam and Planting for Food and Jobs among others.
He hinted that the District Assembly, in concert with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture had nursed Cocoa and Oil Palm Seedlings for Free Supply to farmer. The Cocoa seedlings, he said amounted to 50,000 with the old palm seedlings amounting to 20,000. In all about 600 farmers will benefit from this facility. He also stated that the Assembly had procured a grader to put in shape bad roads in the area.
Nkansah said that in concert with some NGOs the Assembly will drill boreholes to provide water for needy communities.
Source: Prince Joe Boadi and S.O Ankamah