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The Member of Parliament for Kwesimintsim in the Western region, Joseph Mensah, has recounted his first year stewardship of serving his people.
Aside performing his legislative duties in Parliament the Kwesimintsim Legislator has not relent in his efforts to spearhead development agenda in his constituency including meeting the needs of his people. This is against the backdrop of speculations that MPs are not agents for infrastructure development.
Speaking to The Punch Newspaper, Joseph Mensah, said he set up six Committees to advance development of the area.
The Committee comprise of Education, Health & Sanitation, Sports.
Hon Mensah said an amount of Ghc10,000 was given to the education Committee to tackle pressing needs of basic schools to support pupils with writing materials.
On Sanitation, Hon Mensah revealed that he spent an amount of Ghc14,000 to evacuate a 35 year old refused dump at Whindo a Community in the constituency.
“We also visited all basic schools to appreciate their needs upon which I am sinking three boreholes at Whindo , Anaji and Apramdo L/A basic schools at a cost of 11,000 GH CEDI’s per each”
“Am also renovating the Apramdo basic school by changing its windows to improve the school ventilation.
“I have embarked on construction of two foot bridges at Kwesimintsim Zongo and Race Course at cost of 17,000gh CEDI’s per each to enhance community road network.
“On education I have utilized over 30,000gh CEDI’s of my share of my MPs Common Fund to pay fees of tertiary students from my area”
Mr Mensah who is a first timer in Parliament noted that an amount of Ghc4000 was spent on re-roofing of Takoradi Secondary School, “Tadisco”
“The fixing of Kwesimintsim public park with pavement blocks to cater for social activities of residents”
“I have also lobbied for the construction of major road network through the regional Urban roads and the Ministry Roads and Highways ”
“As a result, four major roads such as Race course, Adentem and others are being tackled to improve upon the road network”
“Occasionally, I do hired grader Caterpillar to give a facelift to deplorable roads for the comfort of commuters within the metropolis ”
He said youth employment, has been a major challenge but it is being given the needed attention for the socioeconomic transformation of the constituency
Source: Kwesi Coomson, Parliament.