Akim Oda MP
July 26, 2023

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akim Oda Alexander Akwasi Acquah has clarified that the Oda Library and Digital Hub project is not a government funded project but rather a project developed through the instrumentality of the Minister for Communications and Digitalization, Owusu-Ekuful with support from corporate bodies.

According to him after the inauguration of the center instead of applauding the Minister for the move, to his surprise it turned out to be rather criticizing her on social media as to why she named it after her mother who is an indigene of Akim Oda.

Mr. Akwasi Acquah made this observation on Monday, July 24, 2023 at a start of a digital skill training program at Akim Oda to benefit over forty youths in his constituency to help them walk the trajectory of innovation.

The idea, he emphasized is to impact the youth in the community and to help the youth in data marketing to run a website and market their products online.

He thanked the Minister for communication and Digitalization through whose instrumentality they have the edifies and making it possible for them to host the training session.

“It took her mother to bring her to life and to nature her to become who she is; and Akim Oda benefited from her.
This was not put together by government money; she used her position as a minister and mobilized corporate bodies to do this out of their corporate social responsibility”, he stated.

“Again, we have been quiet about this allegation and I feel this is an opportunity to set the record straight; she could have taken this project to any other place, she is not an MP of this area, we play down on the organisation because she will have had a backlash of what is happening here in her constituency but the people of Akim Oda decided to sell her out to make her feel like a bad person”.

Mr. Acquah was saddened about some of the allegations leveled against her; one being the fact that her gesture to the Akim Oda Constituency is because she is nurturing the ambition of coming to contest for MP in the area. “But those of us who know her know she is not thinking of that; the reality is that she wants to give back to her people but politically people are twisting things”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com