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Bortianor MP to assist Tomefa Community with boats

Children in Tomefa, a rural community in the newly created Bortianor Ngleshie-Amanfrom Constituency in the Greater Accra Region wake up each morning with a mindset of absenting themselves from school because they had lived all these years with no access to public schools.

The plight of the children further worsens as they cross the Weija Dam on daily basis to neighboring towns to enjoy services from such facilities.

Hon. Bright Edward Kodzo, MP for Bortianor Ngleshie-Amanfrom who made this know in an interview with Ghanamps.gov.gh revealed that the community was illegally settled along the Weija Dam making it difficult for any government project to be executed there.

He continued that he has put contingency measures in place to purchase an outboard motor engineered boat from his share of the MPs common fund to help ferry school children across dam to and from school.

Meanwhile information available to us has it that the Ga South Municipal Assembly is putting measures in place to properly settle the community and provide house numbers so that social amenities could be extended to the area.

Emmanuel Asare Opoku/Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanamps.gov.gh

5 communities to get CHPS compound soon – Upper W. Akim MP

Construction works on five community-based health planning services (CHPS) Compounds for five communities in the Upper West Akim Constituency in the Eastern Region are at advanced stages of completion.

The Member of Parliament for the area, Joseph Sam Amankwanor who revealed this to Ghanamps.gov.gh said each project consists of OPD, wards office, storage room as well as 2-bedroom self-contain to house staff of the facilities. Beneficiary communities include Nyanoah, Asikasu, Atimtim, Asuotwene-Alafia and Oppong.

Mr. Amankwanor disclosed that most of the communities in the community are deprived of a number of amenities and the only health facility that residents rely on is at Adeiso. He said the stress involved in accessing the facility because of distance among other things make it difficult for most residents to even want to patronize the facility adding that there is even pressure on the existing health facility at Adeiso.

The situation he noted is more critical when it comes to dealing with emergencies which usually lead to unnecessary loss of lives. It is for this reason that the CHPS compounds are being constructed in those selected communities to bring health delivery to the doorstep of the people. He commended the town folks for their communal spirit.

Ghanamps.gov.gh/Dominic Shirimori

I don’t believe T.B Joshua is a man of God – Namoale

Hon. Nii Armasah Namoale, MP for Dadekotopon Constituency has expressed doubts about the genuineness of T.B Joshua saying that he (Namoale) does not succumb to the spiritual gymnastics of the Prophet.

Prophet T.B Joshua, General Overseer of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCON) has won the hearts of many Ghanaians and until July last year, he was the spiritual father of the Late President J.E.A Mills before his demise.

Last Sunday, four persons were reported dead and 13 others injured during a stampede at the Spintex Road branch of the Church when thousands of people thronged the church to receive free distribution of holy water acclaimed to be the panacea to many spiritual afflictions.

Hon. Nii Armasah Namoale who was contributing to discussions on the Mpensempensemu segment on Adom TV’s Badwem programme accused the police and city authorities for negligence leading to the death of the victims.

“The police should in the future be able to regulate crowd at social and public gatherings to avert such preventable incidents,” he advised.

MP for Fanteakwa also contributing to the programme traced the cause of the stampede to laziness on the part of Ghanaians claiming they don’t study the Bible and pray, instead they chase after signs and wonders.

“The word is the only solace that gives knowledge and comfort in life,” he added.

Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanamps.gov.gh

Nanton MP pumps over GHS 20,000 in water proj.

Six communities in the Nanton constituency in the Northern region have been earmarked to be connected with a pipe borne water in their respective environs beginning this year by the Member of Parliament for the area, Abdul-Kareen Iddrisu.

This is a strategic move undertaken by the MP to boost the water situation in the district and to lend support to the assembly in expanding access to potable water for the constituents.

At least 3 communities including Ziang, Gana and new Balshie in respect to this water project have been connected currently whiles the remaining three are pending for implementation soon in the district.

The MP in an interview with Ghanamps.gov.gh has indicated that project materials have been procured already to ensure the smooth take-off of the next batch of the project.

Sazihini, Old Balshie and Bigoni all suburbs of the Nanton district are the next communities to be considered for the over GHS 20,000 water project intended to boost accessibility to water.

In a related development, the MP has constructed a standard dam for residents of Sahanayili and the surrounding environs with an amount worth GHS 16,000.

The community without any source of drinking water previously for its inhabitants will now have the chance to access water for domestic use and to facilitate agric related activities carried out by them in the area.

Jonathan Adjei/Ghanamps.gov.gh

Kofiase residents provided with KVIP by Mampong MP

Member of Parliament for Mampong in the Ashante Region,Francis Addai Nimoh has constructed a 10 seater KVIP toilet facility for the people of Kofiase, a community in his constituency.

According to him, the facility will prevent the residents from openly defecating indiscriminately which has been the case until the provision of the toilet facility.

Speaking to Ghanamps.gov.gh, Hon. Francis Addai Nimoh stated that the facility constructed with proceeds from this share of the MPs cost a total of GHC 25,000.00.

 He noted that he decided to construct the facility to forestall any epidemic which could result due to the behavior of openly attending to nature’s call anywhere in the constituency.

Francis Addai Nimoh added that the convenient place that has been provided for the inhabitants will improve the sanitation problem in the area and also prevent the occurrence of outbreak of diseases.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh

Adu -Asare:Electing Abu Sakara is not enough to win CPP more votes

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu Asare has said the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) needs to do more work to improve on its electoral fortunes as the December elections approach since the election of Dr Abu Sakara athe is Presidential candidate is not enough.

According to him, the CPP will need to undertake an efficient exercise at the grassroots to galvanize adequate political support to make the party a third force in Ghanaian politics and also enable the effectively compete with the two largest political parties, the NDC and NPP.

The Convention Peoples Party over the weekend at a national congress the Essipong Stadium at Secondi elected Dr Abu Sakara to lead the party into the December general elections which is expected to be keenly contested.

The CPP which is considered by some political analyst as the alternative to the NDC and NPP has performed abysmally in recent past elections; however the election of Dr Abu Sakara has been touted as an impetus and renaissance to the CPP’s drive to improve its performance at this year’s general elections.

But contributing to a discussion on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Monday, Hon Kojo Adu- Asare stated that CPP must ensure its visible not only in the cities and big towns but also spend time with people in the hinterlands to sell to them the CPP’s programmes for improving the living conditions of Ghanaians.

He re-countered that during the just ended important biometric registration exercise during the recent biometric during which according to him he did not see any CPP part officials at most of the venues he visited.

Hon.Adu-Asare acknowledged that Dr Abu Sakara having been the running mate for the Party in the 2008 electing was very visible to most Ghanaians  but requires an effective team to enable hi make an impact in the december with to help him.

Kwadwo Amim/ghanamps.gov.gh

Nsawam/Adoagyiri MP to introduce teaching assistant scheme

Honorable Frank Annoh Dompreh, Member of Parliament for Nsawam/Adoagyiri Constituency has expressed worry at the falling standard of education in the area and his determination to help improve the situation.

According to the MP, though the situation can be attributed to a number of factors, they believe inadequate teachers to attend to students is one area that should be given maximum attention.

Mr. Annoh Dompreh has therefore instituted measures to get teaching assistants to augment the efforts of teachers as well as help those schools under staff to be assisted.

The teaching assistant scheme to be launched by June/July will engage university students from the area during vacations. They will then be posted to their alma mater to teach. The MP indicated that consultations have already gone on with educational authorities to bring the project on board.

Ten thousand Ghana cedis (GHs10, 000.00) seed money has been set aside while efforts are being made to solicit assistance from other stakeholders for its sustainability.

Ghanamps.gov.gh/Dominic Shirimori

NDC are behind Alan’s 2016 posters – Obuasi East MP

Member of Parliament for Obuasi East, Edward Ennin has accused the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) party of being behind the distribution of 2016 campaign posters of NPP presidential hopeful Alan Kyeramanteng in Tamale.

According to him, the NDC is deliberately putting these posters out there to create divisions within the largest opposition party the NPP.

The said posters of the NPP 2012 flagbearer candidate became widespread positions that afford broad viewing in Tamale causing curious minds to inquire who the culprits are.

Officials of the NDC in the Northern Region have denied over having knowledge of the act or being involved.

However Hon. Edward Ennin who is a very close pal of Minister Alan Kyeremanteng stated emphatically the flag bearer hopeful had not expressed his political intentions and as such nobody should get the issue twisted.

He insisted that the action must be laid at the door step of the ruling party as the NDC believes continues division in the rank and file of the NPP, is a good condition for the ruling party to continually stay in office.

Hon. Ennin maintained that the NDC realizing how disgraceful they have been in court in the ongoing 2012 election petition has put out this mischief to distract the attention of the NPP.

He added that the NPP will remain resolute and will not allow such tangential issues to derail its path of regaining political power to move Ghana into becoming economic giants.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh

My latest wife is not 17 years -Muntaka

The Member of Parliament for the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has refuted claims in the media that he has married a lady of 17-years as a second wife.

The Daily Guide Newspaper on Monday 14th May 2012 reported that Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak on Sunday went to the altar for the second time by tying the knot with a 17-year-old Senior High School (SHS) graduate Memunatu Abdul Wahab, at the forecourt of the Kumasi Central Mosque.

It said the youthful MP, paid the bride price for his new wife at her parents’ residence at New Zongo, opposite Otec FM in Asawase before the marriage.

But speaking on Joy FM on Monday, Hon. Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak condemned Daily Guide’s story describing it as “shameful and gross irresponsibility”.

He refused to state the age of the girl but was quick to clear the air that his latest wife s is “never 17 years”.

Hon. Muntaka wondered why the Daily Guide Newspaper did not crosscheck its facts before going ahead to publish such a story full with unfounded claims.

“I am ashamed of Daily Guide and I know the good Lord will deal with Daily Guide…the girl is way above 17 years” He said.

Hon. Muntaka refused further discussion on the issue stating that it is a private issue and would want to talk about it away from the media.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh

Titus-Glover spearheads accommodation project for GNFS

In a bid to improve conditions of Fire service personnel in the Tema East Constituency, Hon. Daniel Titus-Glover is erecting a 30-room capacity accommodation facility for them at a vantage point in the constituency.

The project when completed will include all the necessary facilities that make life comfortable, a way to motivate the fire service personnel in the area to put up their best.

According to Titus-Glover in an interview, the project is currently at the foundation level and its being financed with the support of corporate organizations.

Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanamps.gov.gh