Friday, September 26, 2008

Agona West Constituency needs good political leadership- Candidate

     Mr Samuel Oppong, an aspiring independent candidate for the Agona West constituency, has stated that, the area needs a quality, dynamic and visionary Member of Parliament (MP) for accelerated growth and development.
     He said the constituency had been deprived of good roads, education and health infrastructures for the past eight years.
     Mr Oppong said this when he launched his campaign at Agona Nyakrom on Friday to solicit votes from the electorate in the December 7, Parliamentary election.
     Mr Oppong, who is a native of Nyakrom, urged the citizens to vote for him for improved social services.
     He noted that Nyakrom, as a Paramount seat of Omanhene, lacked many social amenities such as market, lorry park, a community centre and accessible roads "because they had a visionless leader as their representative in parliament".
     Mr Oppong, a former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, from 1996-2000, expressed his concern about the low educational standards in the town and pledged to set up an Education Standard Committee to take oversight responsibility of education.
     He said when voted as MP, he would use part of his MP's common fund to employ teachers to offer free lessons for the children, adding that student Unions at Nyakrom would also be encouraged to assist in improving education in the area.
     Mr Oppong noted that the Education Committee would also offer career counselling to students in Senior High and the universities.
     He said he would also assist unearth talented young footballers from Nyakrom.
     The aspiring MP pledged to build a modern community centre with internet facilities, to enable the students and pupils to acquire ICT skills.
     Mr Oppong promised to develop the Nyakrom Victoria Park into a modern durbar ground, where social gatherings could be held, especially during the Annual Akwambo festival.
     Nana Kontor, Apagyahene of Agona Nyakrom urged the people to vote for Mr Oppong because he was contesting as an Independent candidate.
     He said the people of the town saw his performance when he was elected as MP eight years ago and expressed the hope that if the mandate is given to him again, the development in the area would definitely improve.

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