Health Care Of Aged, Educ. And Skill Training Major Priority Of Assembly Members

An aspiring Assembly Member for the Gomoa Aboso Electoral Area in the Gomoa Central Constituency of the Central Region, Michael Owusu Onomah [aka Zola] has outlined three key areas as his major priority concern that would be focused on in his first term of office, if voted as the Assembly Member

The areas, he said, are the provision of health care of the aged, the establishment of an education fund to cater for the education of needy and brilliant students in the form of scholarship, as well as the provision of vocational skills for the youth and school dropout in the area.

Speaking to electorates in the area, Mr. Michael Owusu Onomah who works with the National Disaster Management Organization [NADMO] at the Gomoa Centra District Assembly assured that he is already in touch with some Non-Governmental Organizations who have expressed willingness to support him to provide these services.

According to him, the District is noted for poor academic standards, high rate of teenage pregnancy leading to school dropouts among school girls and mass migration of the youth to the urban centers to look for non-existent jobs because of lack of skill training, and therefore appealed to the electorates to support him eradicate these menace by voting for him on Dec. 7.


The story was not different at the Agona Asafo electoral area where another aspiring Assembly Member, Michael Kweku Osei Tenkorang also assured that his vision is to revamp academic performance among students in his area.

 Though unlike the Gomoa area, the Agona area is noted for producing eminent scholars, yet Mr. Michael Tenkorang noted more needs to be done to improve upon that achievement.

The Proprietor of Promise Montessori School, Mr. Tenkorang said to be able to make this dream a reality, he has already began organizing free extra classes for both Junior and Senior High School final year students in the area, with the support of teachers of his school, and also providing free education to some children from deprived homes in his school.

He however mentioned sanitation, poor drainage system and bad roads as some of the problems confronting his area that he would lobby the Assembly to tackle, when given the nod.

At the Gomoa Ekroful/Akropong Electoral Area in the Gomoa Central Constituency, an aspiring Assembly Member for the area, John Kweku Essel has bemoaned the devastating nature of the major drainage on the main road linking the area to Afransi, saying it will be his first project to tackle when given the nod.

He expressed fear that the unexpected could happen if the drainage is not repaired with immediate effect.

Also, the Assembly Member for the Apaa/Okurodu, the largest Electoral Area at Agona Nyakrom, Isaac Arkoh Am6piaw has assured electorates in the area of his commitment to ensure that sanitation, which has remained the biggest challenge confronting the area, becomes a thing of the past.

Though his predecessor, Mr. Pual Kyerem Baah has said that the Assembly position is resource-demanding, however, the aspiring member, Isaac Arkoh Ampiaw assured that he has is ever ready to serve his people.        

Meanwhile, a former Assembly Member for the Nsusosooso Electoral Area in the Agona West Constituency, Hon. Yaw Nyarkoh has made a come-back to contest the up-coming Assembly elections slated for Dec. 7.

According to him, he vacated the position to allow others to continue from where he left off, but stressed that the person who took over from him failed to live up to expectation, as he played politics with the position, hence his decision to come back and clean the mess.

An Insurance Officer, Hon. Yaw Nyarkoh noted that sanitation still remains his priority concern despite the numerous problems confronting the area, including bad, inaccessible roads, lack of extension of electricity to some areas among others.

He condemned the situation where political parties are sponsoring some candidates to contest the position to achieve their parochial interest.         


By: Robert Ayanful

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