January 13, 2012

Dr Joseph Annan, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) over the weekend said he had excellent chances of retaining the seat.

He said although he was not the sole contestant of the seat, he was optimistic of his chances of winning the seat with a significant percentage margin due to the confidence and trust his people have in him.

Dr Annan who said this in an interview with the GNA at Elmina, stressed that winning elections was about numbers and development projects and considering the number of development projects he had executed within the last three years, he was sure of retaining the seat.

He said had successfully achieved most of the targets he set, which include honesty, accountability and probity as well as the judicious use of his share of the District Assembly Common Fund in the execution of development projects.

Dr Annan enumerated a number of development projects in the areas of health, education, infrastructural development and the provision of social amenities which include the institution of an educational endowment fund, expansion of the Elmina Health post Out Patient Department, and the extension of electricity to Kwame Atta community.

He said about 100 people were provided jobs in the non-formal sector and that 1,200 cutlasses have been given to farmers in the area in addition to the provision of cocoa spraying machines  as well as the construction of feeder roads.

The MP said more than 1,400 dual decks have been provided  to schools in the municipality  and that a 12-classroom block has been constructed for the Komenda D/A primary school, with a six classroom block for Elmina D/A primary and another six classroom block for Kissi D/A and computer laboratory for the Eguafo-Abirem SHS.

He said a W/C toilet facility have been provided at the Nana Kwebena Gyan Square in Elmina and the Komenda lorry park has also been rehabilitated  and generator provided for the Agona  health post.

Dr Annan pointed out that his campaign was not about dishing out money to influence people to vote for him but about development projects which would make the constituency a great place to attract more tourists and investors.

He said people who were interested in development, honesty, accountability, probity, unity and self- respect should vote for him and they would not be disappointed.