January 25, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Asokwa, Maxwell Kofi Jumah, has said he is steadily on course to becoming the first ever MP to disburse GH¢100,000 worth of educational scholarship to needy students.

He said currently he is left with an amount of GH¢600 which he intends to pay by the end of February 2011,to enable him accomplish his goal of giving out 1 billion old Cedis worth of scholarship.

Speaking to ghanamps.gov.gh, Hon. Maxwell Kofi Jumah stated that decision to spend such huge amount on scholarships, is based on his vision to see the young ones in his constituency have the best of education.

“I have lots of brilliant students in my constituency who have the zeal to educate themselves, but have been denied the opportunity due to the weak financial strength of their parents, and considering the importance of education I decided to help’’ he said.

Hon. Kofi Jumah, who spoke about some projects he has undertaken, stated that in an effort to improve the health needs of his constituents, he has completed the construction of an eye clinic in his constituency known as the Kumasi South Clinic to address their health concerns.

He noted that due to his networking abroad he has been able to invite doctors from the United States of America to health institutions in his constituency to work free of charge every year.

Hon. Kofi Jumah, who is in parliament for the second time, believes with the many projects he has executed since assuming the constituency seat, and the good relationship that exist between himself and the constituents, he is in pole position to win the seat during the upcoming 2012 elections.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh