Politics of Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Mr William Agyeman, an aspiring assembly member for the Awutu Mankessim Electoral Area, has promised total development if the electorate gives him the nod at the forthcoming district assembly elections.
“My vision is to ensure total development of this area, team with all stakeholders, especially the traditional rulers, the MP everyone to improve upon the lives of the people; God is great and we shall surely get there,” Mr Agyeman told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview.
Ghana’s Electoral Commission has fixed March 3, 2015 for the conduct of local elections to elect representatives of the people at the grassroots district and unit committee levels.
Mr Agyeman, who dwelt on his experience at working with Plan International, a non-governmental organization, pledged to engage in wide consultations in attending to the development issues of the electoral area.
Among the communities making up the Awutu Mankessim Electoral Area are Awutu Kwaman No 1 and No 2, Awutu Mankessim, Awuakye, Police Station, Larbi Akuraa, Akpeteshi Nkwanta, Darko Botwe, Amontrom, Kofi Kwaa, Congo and Anoortor, all near Bawjiase in the Awutu Senya District of the Central Region.
Most of the people are engaged in growing food crops mainly pineapples, vegetables, cassava, yam and maize.
However, the erratic rainfall pattern poor roads and very low prices for farm products have been major challenges that affect the development of agriculture which the people want mechanized in the area.
They are also faced with environmental and sanitation problems.
According to Mr Agyeman he had used his personal resources in providing toilet faculties and teamed up with the outgoing Assembly member Mr Ishmael Ponko, in attending to some of the development needs of the area.
He promised to get more children enrolled in schools, work on bridges in the area and create a system for better marketing of farm products in the area.
Mr Agyeman appealed to the Government to improve street light system in the area.
“I will dwell on my past experience with Plan International and aide to the former assembly member to work with the people, “Mr. Agyeman said.