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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Upper West Akim Constituency in Eastern region, Derek Assifu Ohene Bekoe has commissioned an Ultramodern Community Centre christened “Nana Abam Community Centre” at Abamkrom a Cocoa farming Community. The gesture was in fulfilment of a campaign pledge made to the chief and elders of the area prior to election 2016.
The grand occasion was graced by several dignitaries including indigenes of Abamkrom from across the country and from the Diaspora.
Commending the MP for the gesture, the Chief of Abamkrom, Nana Abam V, expressed gratitude to Derek Assifu Bekoe for honoring his pledge to the people. He lauded the MP who also hails from the town for his selflessness. He urged him to keep up his good works which is aimed at ameliorating the suffering of rural dwellers.
Nana Abam commended the women folks of the town for their volunteerism in supporting the early completion of the Community Centre project.
Addressing the gathering the Bekoe promised to provide good leadership as the MP for the area.
He called for unity among residents in the Community to enhance development of the area.
He promised to sponsor the annual social gathering at the Community Center for the next three years.
The MP who was the immediate past District Chief Executive (DCE) for Upper West Akim under the erstwhile Mahama regime assured the residents to replicate youth skills training empowerment in Abamkrom similar to what he initiated at Asikasu Township within the constituency.
“I hereby thanked the chief and his elders and the entire community for supporting my Parliamentary bid by giving me the second highest votes apart from Asuokaw, a nearby town.
“I have also paid over Ghc300, 000 school fees for several students within the District as part of efforts to support education development in Upper West Akim,” the MP stated.
Present at the event were the entire NDC Constituency Executives, the Presiding Member for Upper West Akim District Assembly, and representatives of the various churches and Muslim leaders.
Source: Kwesi Coomson, Abamkrom E/R