Vote for Me!
Nkoranza - An Assembly Member for Pinihe-Domeabra-Tankor electoral area in the Nkoranza district of Brong-Ahafo, Mr Charles Baffour-Amisare has appealed to the electorate to re-elect him to be able to complete initiated projects.
Mr Baffour-Amisare was addressing a cross section of women at Pinihe to outline his vision for the area when given the second chance.
He told them about the efforts he made towards the provision of boreholes at Pinihe and Domeabra for the people to gain access to potable drinking water.
He said he played a leading role in the provision of a six-classroom block with an office and a store for the catholic primary school at Pinihe, under the government’s quality improvement in primary school projects.
Mr Baffour-Amisare said he secured 100 bags of cement from the District Assembly in support of an electrification project at Domeabra. The Assembly also assisted the people of Pinihe with bulbs for the Street lights under the same programme, he added.
Mr Baffour-Amisare called on the people to consider the knowledge and experience he had acquired and vote for him to help move the area forward in development.
Don’t Be Left Out! - MP
Hohoe - The Member of Parliament for Hohoe South Mr Joseph Amenowode has urged the electorate to vote massively in the September 26 District Assembly and Unit Committee elections since their votes would reflect their actual numerical strength for national development planning purposes.
He said with the district assembly concept, development was now at the grassroots which made the district assemblies “a very powerful instrument in undertaking educational, health, water supply and basic infrastructural development”.
Mr Amenowode was speaking at a durbar organized by the people of Ve-Gbodome, Hoeme, Agbome and Deme (GHAD) to honour Mr Patrick Agbenowosi, a business man who facilitated a 1.5 billion cedis community water and sanitation project in the area.
He reminded the people that the election was being conducted on non-partisan basis so that development at the district would be seen as a collective responsibility for all the people would make use of any facility provided regardless of what political party one belonged to.
Togbe Delume VII, Paramount Chief of Ve-Traditional Area, who presented a Kente cloth to Mr Agbenowosi and his wife, said Ghana could develop faster if every citizen contributed his or her quota to national development.
He said the country could also develop evenly if people who had would be willing to sacrifice for those who did not have.
Togbe Delume VII commended Mr Agbenowosi, who did not come from the area, for sacrificing his time and energy to make sure that the people of Ve got potable water.
He asked others to emulate him.
I Will Transform Tafo - Aspirant
Kumasi - An aspiring assemblyman for the Santan electoral area at Tafo in the Kumasi metropolis, Mr Baba Jamel Omar-Eeps, has pledged to mobilize both financial and material resources towards the development of the area.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, he appealed to the people to vote for him in the upcoming district assembly elections to enable him assist in the development of the area.
Mr Omar-Eeps gave the assurance that he would offer good leadership to improve the living conditions of the people. He said everything possible would be done to improve education in the area by ensuring that children of school-going age especially the girl-child attend schools.
Mr Omar-Eeps, who is the secretary of the Tafo Town Council, also said he would organize periodic quiz competitions for both pupils and students in basic and second cycle schools to motivate them to learn harder.
He said he would also liaise with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) at all times to ensure that refuse dumps were cleared. Mr Omar-Eeps promised to mobilise the people periodically to undertake clean-up exercises to rid the area of filth.
He said efforts would be made also to contact non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private entrepreneurs to establish businesses in the area to provide employment for the youth.
The aspiring assemblyman further said he would form an advisory committee made up of traditional rulers and unit committee members to deliberate on issues concerning the development of the area.
Big Blow to Mfantseman Unit Committee Election
Saltpond - The District Electoral Officer of Mfantseman district in the Central region, Mr Eric Abaka Hagan, has disclosed that unit committee elections will be conducted in only eight out of the 197 units in the district.
Speaking to the GNAat Saltpond, he said that this was because of the failure of the people to file any nominations in 76 units. Mr Hagan said 10 members or below, filed nominations in seven units, which did not qualify the units for election to be conducted there.
He explained that since the unit committees were composed of 10 elected members and five government appointees, where nominations did not exceed 10, there would be no elections.
The Electoral Officer hinted that assembly members would find it difficult to do any meaningful work without effective unit committees and urged the government to take a second look at the composition of the unit committees.
Mr Hagan said 146 candidates, made up of 120 males and 26 females had filed nominations to contest the district assembly elections in 48 electoral areas.
He said four candidates had been declared unopposed in Nsanfu, Essarkyir, Srafa-Etsiibedu and Arkra electoral areas as only one candidate in each of the areas filed nominations. The Electoral Officer said 26 members of the dissolved assembly were seeking re-election.