February 25, 2011

Professor Samuel Amoako, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, on Thursday declared his intention to contest the seat by taking part in the upcoming constituency primary of the party.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Koforidua, Prof Amoako said his intention to seek re-election was because he had lived up to the expectation of his constituents.

“I want to tell my constituents that I am ready to contest and lead the party again to victory as I did in 2008,” he stressed. Prof Amoako said his achievement since he became an MP in 2009, could not be overemphasised.

He said in fulfilment of his promise to improve the lot of his constituents, he undertook a number of development projects comprising education, health, road construction, agriculture, women and youth development.

Prof Amoako said recently he donated items to three institutions which included Anyinasin Community Based Health Planning Services, which received hand gloves and bandages worth GH¢18,000.

The Anyinasin Presbyterian School also received a computer and accessories while the Presbyterian College of Education at Kyebi also obtained a furnished library at the cost of GH¢40,000.

The MP said he also constructed a number of classroom blocks for some communities including Kukurantumi and New Tafo aimed at improving education in fulfilment of the promise he made during his electioneering campaign.

“If I can achieve this within two years then I can achieve more than necessary if given another four years.” Professor Amoako said the NPP was going to win the 2012 General Election and therefore urged the people not to be deceived by anybody but strive to rally behind the party.

He promised to run a vigorous campaign after emerging victorious in the primary in order to increase the percentage of votes the party. The former Columbia University Lecturer would face a stiff challenge from the former MP, Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah, who was defeated by the incumbent in the 2008 primary.