About Four hundred (410) New Patriotic Party (NPP) delegates at the Manhyia North Constituency last Sunday in unison promised to endorse their current Member of Parliament, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah to serve a third time in Parliament when the party opens up nominations.
The group in spontaneity at a meeting called to deliberate on how to access loans being advanced by the Micro-finance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC) with written inscriptions on some white papers shouted ‘still maintain, still maintain, ‘No Collins no vote’, ‘Collins no size’ among others at the grounds.
The noise became deafening when the delegates saw their youthful MP enter the meeting grounds accompanied by the credit manager at the Ashanti Regional Directorate of MASLOC.
Hon Amankwah who could do little to drown the noise and deafening applause from the placard wielding delegates showed some emotion as he wiped some tears in his eyes.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper, George Owusu, polling station chairman at Nana Foduo, an area within Krofrom said the constituency has seen so much support from the MP and they needed to show him love by endorsing him for a third term in Parliament.
He noted that for Hon Amankwah to think about his constituents and lobby for them to get loans to expand their businesses is overwhelming to say the least.
Vida Adu, a polling station executive at Garden City, an electoral area in Sepe Buokrom also commended the MP for ensuring members of the constituency get some cushion in the form of loans to carry out some business ventures.
Nana Boakye Dankwah, another polling station executive at Charcoal market said the MP deserved more than another term in office since he has proven to be a man of the people.
Expressing strong reasons for their decision to support the affable MP to go to parliament for a third time,
Hon Samuel Osei Tutu, Assembly man for Buokrom Estate speaking on behalf of the other 13 assembly men said Hon Amankwah had treated the constituency kindly.
He said the MP in an unprecedented manner recently, donated about 300.000gh worth of goodies.
The items such as clothes, gas cylinders, electric stoves, desktop computers, street lights, laptops and electric as well as manual sewing machines were ample testimony that the MP will do more if he is given a third term shot to Parliament.
The Assemblyman also praised the youthful MP for prioritising the security of the constituents by building a police station at Buokrom as well as providing motor bikes and logistics to the Police to enable them undertake patrols in the area.
Speaking at the event, Enoch Osei Bonsu, Credit Manager for MASLOC announced the decision of his office to award a loan of Two hundred and fifty thousand cedis (350, 000.00) for 14 groups consisting of 25 members in each of them.
He also announced that an extra 7 groups of 25 members are being worked on by his outfit to take care of members who have expressed interest for the loans.
Mr Bonsu revealed that Manhyia-North Constituency has the highest number of people benefiting from the MASLOC facility, adding no area has had more than ten groups benefitting.
He asked the beneficiaries to thank their MP for his lobbying skills and asked that they repay the loans on time so they could access an even bigger amount to expand their businesses.
Speaking to this reporter after the meeting, a teary Collins Amankwah thanked his constituents for offering support and prayers for him.
The Government Assurances Committee Chairman of Parliament said the mandate of every MP is to enact laws in the chamber and also lobby for development projects for the constituency he or she represents.
Manhyia North, Hon Amankwah noted is deserving of every support the government can give to make the lives of the people better.
The MP noted his commitment to do all within his power to ensure Manhyia-North becomes a highly prosperous and dev