The incumbent Member of Parliament MP for the Atebubu-Amantin constituency Honorable Sanja Nanja is upbeat about his chances of winning the upcoming National Democratic Congress NDC Parliamentary primaries in the Atebubu-Amantin constituency.
The MP who has been described by his fans as ‘a man of the grassroots’ submitted his nomination forms on the final day amidst pomp and pageantry.
Honorable Nanja is counting on his performance as an MP and his touch with the grassroots of the party as his trump cards that will lead to a triumph on November 7.
The MP who is currently the vice chairman of the committee on trade and industry and a member of another on poverty reduction, enumerates some of his achievements all aimed at improving the living standards of his constituents.
Honorable Nanja has provided a 3 unit classroom block for Dobidi Nkwanta and assisted in the payment of school fees at various levels of education for over 40 individuals.
He has supported BECE candidates with over 4,400 pieces of mathematical sets and provided 2 desktop computers to the Beposo DA basic school and one to the district library in Atebubu. The MP has also provided 50 dual desks to Amantin 44 primary school.
On the provision of power, the MP sponsored the connection of Bresuano to the national electricity grid, the extension of power to Amantin Dagombaline and Kokrompe as well as a street lighting project for Nyomoase. He has distributed 500 solar lamps to rural communities and provided 5 power generators to CHPS compounds in Nyomoase, Abamba, and Garadima not forgetting the Ghana Police Service.
Honorable Nanja has also given out 100 street lighting bulbs to various communities in his constituency.
The MP was behind the rehabilitation of the maternity ward of the district hospital in Atebubu while he has provided a pavilion for same. He also provided funds for the renovation and expansion of the Nyomoase CHPS compound and donated refrigerators to the Nyomoase, Abamba and Garadima CHPS compounds.
On water and sanitation the MP has seen to the mechanization of boreholes in Jato Zongo and Kokofu and the repairs of broken down boreholes at Akanim, Nyansibu no. 1 and Beposo. He has also ensured the evacuation of heaps of refuse at Amantin.
Honorable Nanja has distributed relief items like clothes, roofing sheets and mats to disaster victims in Masando, Shewanhye, Fante New Town and Abamba. To alleviate the plight of women and children in hard to reach communities who have to travel long distances to mill their corn, women groups in Kotope, Pruso, and Boaso have been supplied with corn mills while Kwabena Gyan Ekura is in line to receive one.
He has assisted the district basic schools football team with assorted equipment, donated footballs and jerseys to various youth groups in the constituency and has been a regular sponsor of the district under 13 soccer championship dubbed the ‘MPs Champions Cup’.
Honorable Nanja 47 who was until his entry into Parliament in January 2013 was the DCE of the Atebubu-Amantin district recalls a question he posed to the Minister of Roads and Highways on the floor of Parliament which saw the resumption of work on the Atebubu- Kwame Danso road.
With the inability of Mr. Abdul Wahab a third aspirant to file his nomination to contest the election the race has become a two-horse one between the incumbent and the current DCE Honorable Sampson Owusu Boateng.