Inhabitants in the Atiwa East Constituency in the Eastern Region have pledged their massive support for their Member of Parliament Abena Osei-Asare.
This is because the constituents are already speaking with pride about improvement in access to healthcare delivery, zero maternal deaths, school infrastructure, potable water, road network, educational scholarships, job opportunities for the youth and support for farmers.
This came to light during a routine visit by the lawmaker to all 28 communities in the Constituency. For market women at Anyinam, the lawmaker deserves another term, following the massive interventions her outfit has extended to traders, including the good environment to carry out their trade.
“She has been supporting us in diverse ways”, said a trader who gave her name as Ama Bempeh. “As traders, we often wake up as early as 2 a.m. to travel to Accra, Koforidua, Kumasi and Bono areas to buy foodstuffs, and the earliest time we return to Anyinam is 1.30 a.m. “We mostly finish clearing our goods as late as 2 a.m. before leaving for our various homes without any fear of being attacked,” she said.
“Through the MP’s effort, we have benefited from several loan schemes to support our businesses. We normally took matters into our own hands when it comes to securing loans but through her efforts, things are shaping up with flexible payment plans. All the support we get from our MP is admirable and I think she deserves another term”, said Charity, a mother of five.
The nearly one-week engagement enabled the MP to interact with some constituents in Fremponso, Darkokrom, Nanapa, Accra village, Moseaso, Adasawaso and Ehiawoanwu.
The rest are Sekyere, New Jejeti, Enyiresi, Mampong, Tiawia-Subriso, and Ahankrasu among others.
The MP also distributed agrochemicals and cutlasses to some cocoa farmers, jerseys and footballs to the youth and streetlights to brighten the respective communities.
Mrs Osei-Asare thanked the constituents for their steadfast support, prayers, and valuable advice that had helped in the development of the constituency.
“Your active participation in our discussions and the warmth of your hospitality have reinforced my commitment to representing your interests and advocating for our community’s needs”, the lawmaker who doubles as a Deputy Minister of Finance wrote on Facebook.
Please know that your voice matters, and I am here to serve as your advocate in the Parliament”, she added.
With a population of 64,647 people comprising 32,671 males and 31,976 females, the constituency has remained a stronghold of the New Patriotic Party, with Abena Osei-Asare, holding on to the seat from 2013 when it was part of Atiwa District.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH