January 13, 2012

Dr Mustafa Ahmed, a Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, on Monday pledged that he would continue to work hard to ensure the development of the East Ayawaso Constituency.

He said the constituency has already witnessed some infrastructure developments in the area of education health, sanitation and sports.

Dr Ahmed, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for East Ayawaso, made these known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra on Monday.

Touching on education he said some classrooms of the Nima cluster of schools were reconstructed, and a new three-story classroom block with a library and an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) center was being built at the Nima cluster of Schools, and  a Senior Secondary Technical School project was being executed  at Kanda.

Dr Ahmed said he distributed test books and exercise books to schools in the constituency to promote education and, he established an educational endowment fund to support brilliant but needy students, especially girls and that “so far many females at the tertiary level are benefiting from the fund.”

He said he provided computers   to schools, and cited the Mount Zion School at Nima and the Islamic Education Unit at Kanda,  to help students to improve on ICT studies.

Dr Ahmed, said the Mamobi Polyclinic was upgraded to a General Hospital and assisted the hospital with theater equipment, and indicated that a proposal has been submitted for the rehabilitation of the dental clinic at the facility.

He said: “I also supported the Nima Government Clinic maternity with equipment and there are plans to build an Out Patient Department , and to upgrade the clinic to a polyclinic. Water supply to the Mamobi Hospital was inadequate but I intervened by drilling a borehole”.

Dr Ahmed said foot bridges and roads, drains and pavements have been constructed in the constituency to facilitate movement of the people and to avoid flooding and to promote good hygienic.

He said:  “Also I supported the Nima District and Divisional Police Command with equipment and also help in the expansion of their underground septic tank and recently donated two computers to the Command.”

Dr Ahmed appealed to parents to take advantage of Government interventions such as the Capitation Grant and School Feeding Programme and send their children to school.

He appealed to delegates to vote for him in the National Democratic Congress parliamentary primaries in the constituency and cautioned the youth to desist from activities that could breach the peace of the constituency.