Yamoah Ponkoh; ‘best MCE award has inspired me’

The Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu-Juabeng, Afrifah Yamoah Ponkoh says he is inspired and energized to do more to improve living conditions of residents in the area after picking up the best Municipal Chief Executive of 2014 award.

The assembly was also adjudged the best assembly in the country at an award gala organized by the West Africa International Magazine at the Tulip Inn Hotel over the weekend.

Mr. Yamoah Ponkoh and the assembly were recognized for the numerous projects initiated and executed which has positively affected the lives of the people in the area at the Heroes of 2014 Awards.

The area has over the past five years seen tremendous improvement in infrastructure in the areas of health, education, sanitation and security.

By Virtue of your style of governance
The awards gala is organized annually to recognize individuals and groups for their selfless contributions to the socio-economic advancement of the country.

This year’s award saw thirteen organizations and individuals picking awards for their contributions. The fourth WAIM awards was under the theme; integrity, your springboard to success in life”.

The Award Selection Committee after a survey where the performance of all 216 metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies were scrutinized, saw the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal topping the chart.

Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu, Kwaku Afrifah Yamoah Ponkoh received recognition for his leadership role.

“By virtue of your style of governance and numerous projects your Assembly initiated and executed, our Award Selection Board, after survey, has nominated Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly as the Municipal assembly of the year 2014,” Editor –in-chief of West Africa International, Dr. Dee Otibu-Asare stated.

Life-saving Projects
The Ejisu-Juaben Municipality under the leadership of Mr. Yamoah Ponkoh has seen tremendous infrastructure development in the area of health, education and security among others.

Juabeng Government Hospital prides itself as the second Accident and Emergency Center after the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital whilst 300-bed Childrens’ Ward is also under construction.

Another edifice, about 80 per cepercentete is also under construction at the Ejisu Government Hospital to be used for laboratory, Ear, Nose and Throat center.

Besides, a police complex will soon be inaugurated at Ejisu whilst another project, an 18-unit police quarters starts in earnest. The assembly in its effort to extend water coverage spends 17,000 Ghana cedis each month on water projects for communities. Communities like Krofrom,  Ofoase, Adako-Jachie,  Asuosanso and Adumasa have all benefited.

Residents of Fumesua, Kokobra and Kyerekrom recently had something to smile about when their 1.8 kilometer road was tarred. A similar project Adako Jachie-Tikrom road is under construction.

Days after picking the award, Mr. Yamoah Ponkoh tells Nhyira Fm he is “poised for action that will benefit the people”.

“You can only expect the best from me. My watchword is hard work. Hard work means working to satisfy the people you represent. I serve the interest of His Excellency, President John Mahama and the people of Ejisu-Juabeng.I am now energized because little did I know that I was being monitored”, Mr. Yamoah-Ponkoh revealed.

Other award winners at this year’s gala include Akanayo Koo Bitters, Danadams Pharmaceutical Limited, Amenfiman Rural Bank; Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo ad host of others. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Nhyira Fm/Ohemeng Tawiah

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