March 6, 2021

Member of Parliament for Akyem Oda, Alexander Akwasi Acquah has inaugurated six committees to aid him fulfill his campaign promise to his constituents, as a way of being effective in Parliament and addressing challenges at the constituency.

According to him knowing the promise he gave his constituents that led to him being elected as the MP, he cannot renege on his promises. But having covered Parliament previously, he knew the task ahead, and he is prepared to tackle them within the four years mandate given him.

The MPs working committees inaugurated on Friday, March 5, 2021 at the four court of the Birim Central Municipal Assembly include Health, Educational, Finance, Employment and Social Welfare, Infrastructure and projects, Institutional and Public Relations and Special Committee.

He further assured the constituents that he quest to establishing a rice factory under the ‘One District One Factory (IDIF)’ as promised during the run-up to the 2020 elections is still very much alive, and would be achieved before the end of the four year term.

In addition, he has gotten on board former MP for Twifo Atti Morkwa, Abraham Dwuma Odoom, who has vast experience in rice production to assist in setting up a rice factory in the constituency.

Another campaign promise was to get the youth work and pay taxi which by the close of this year thirty taxis would be procured. “I cannot leave parliament and be in the constituency to supervise this, the finance committee would watch over that for me”.

Again, he promised delegates who elected him at his primaries a comprehensive insurance, and that would be supervised by the committee on health.

On ways of helping people economically, the MP said; “I promised that half of my salary every month would be put into a fund to help my constituents, I have received my January and February salaries, waiting for March then I would give the funds to a committee that would assist those who want to set up small businesses”.

MPs common fund he noted that would be shared among the Assemblymen and coordinators who would represent him in all the electoral areas, and the funds would be used to tackle developmental projects.  The infrastructure committee on the other hand would also see to it that projects needed in all the committees with the constituency are addressed.

Employment and Social Welfare would put together names of people who would placement in the security service vet them and forward them to the MP to assist in getting employment for them and other sectors to.

The Akyem Oda MP reminded the committee members that their role would be to serve the constituents, but not for them to be served. As such he charged them to be humble in the discharge of their work as his representative and his humility should reflect in their work and his willingness to serve his constituent should be their guiding principles and any misconduct on their part would affect him.

And promise to set up MPs office for his constituents to visit and put across their issues, as it would not be an NPP office to allow all who voted for or against him to freely visit that office to put their issues across.

“I did not come to serve only supporters of the New Patriotic Party, those who voted against me if you have an idea that would help the constituency visit the MPs office too”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/