Nyankyerenease (Ash), Feb. 17, GNA – Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Member of Parliament for Kwadaso has urged the people of Nyankyerenease, to come together and build their community.
Speaking at a town hall meeting organized by the Kwadaso Municipal Assembly at Nyankyerenease, Dr Nyarko pointed out that unity was key to promote community development and progress.
The meeting, which was the first in the series to be held in communities within the constituency, was to afford the MP and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), the opportunity to learn at first hand the challenges facing the residents and how best they could be assisted.
It was also to enable the MP to brief the residents of the activities in Parliament and seek their inputs in some of the bills being considered in parliament.
Dr Nyarko said the Town Hall meetings would be a regular feature during his tenure as MP to provide residents with the platform to discuss the development of the community.
He said since the election was over, there was the need for the people to unite to help develop the community to better their living conditions.
The MP said it was important for community members to decide the projects, which were a priority to them for consideration and implementation.
Dr Nyarko also took the opportunity to appeal to residents to abide by the COVID-19 protocols to avoid getting infected.
He reminded the people that the virus was real and was causing havoc, hence, the need to keep to the hygiene protocols and to maintain social distancing as it had been recommended by the Ghana Health Service.
The MP presented some face masks and hand sanitizers to the Assembly Member for distribution to the residents.
Mr Richard Agyenim Boateng, Municipal Chief Executive, appealed to the people to rally behind the assembly and the MP, “so that together, we can work to bring about the needed development”.
He said as part of the government’s effort to create jobs and reduce unemployment, the Assembly had over the past two years organised skills training programmes where the youth desirous to learn skills such as dress making, catering, pastries and soap making, were trained free of charge and also supported with equipment to set them up.
He added that this year’s programme would soon take off, and asked the youth to avail themselves of the opportunity to learn a trade that would make them self-reliant.
The assembly member of the area, Mrs Gifty Amoah, complained about the lack of street lights in the area, which was providing a safe haven for criminals.
She pleaded for assistance to erect street lights at vantage points within the area to provide security for the residents.
The Chief of Apesika, Nana Sebe Asenso Kuffour, who chaired the occasion, praised the MP for initiating the Town Hall meeting to interact with the residents.
He urged the MP not to make it a nine-day wonder but to sustain it so together, “we will develop this community”.
Source: Ghana News Agency