March 31, 2016

Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has outlined a number of developmental projects to improve the standard of living of the Ankobra community.

He intimated that as part of the Better Ghana Agenda, government was in constant touch with communities at the grassroots to solicit their views on problems confronting them and to adopt pragmatic measures to tackle them.

Mr. Buah who doubles as the Minister for Petroleum, was speaking at a meeting with the Odikro, elders, opinion leaders and the Ankobra community as part of his town hall meetings.

The MP said an ultra modern six-classroom block valued at GH¢ 300,000 was to be built for the Ankobra community as part of his commitment towards good quality education delivery in the Constituency.

Mr. Buah said government will construct a defence wall as a barricade between the community and the River Ankobra which forms a confluence with the sea at the outskirts of the town.

Government will also assist fisher folks to get access to pre-mix fuel to boost their fishing expeditions and improve the economic life of people in the community, he added.

The MP also gave the assurance that he would ensure that the fishing community was secured with street lights to enhance their activities during the night, as well as liaise with the District Assembly to offer the enabling environment for children of school going age to pursue education.

Mr. Buah said the elder care center project, popularly called the AYA Community Center, was on course to take care of the vulnerable in the District, especially the aged who have nobody to cater for them.

He asked them to be peaceful and law-abiding especially as the November 7 general election drew near.

The Odikro of Ankobra, Mr. Ngonloma lauded the MP for his developmental drive in the constituency and asked the Ankobra community to rally behind him to do more.