The incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia-North, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah says his intention to secure a third term stint in Parliament is to be able to influence the rate of development in the famous NPP stronghold.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper Tuesday morning, Hon Amankwah said the two terms in Parliament has enabled him to secure some jobs for the youth as well as infrastructure development for the constituency but said the constituency needed more.
He noted that a third term would enable him to complete many of the projects he started in the tenure of this NPP government.
The youthful legislator intimated his resolve to continue the renovation works on existing school blocks in the constituency as well as the street-lighting program and the upgrade of roads and health facilities in the constituency.
‘’I know my constituency is very appreciative of my efforts and I am confident that they would grant me a third term so that I can continue with many of the projects I have begun in my second term’’, Hon Amankwah posited.
Sounding elated about the work rate of the NPP government, Hon Amankwah noted that many road projects have been carried out in his constituency this year.
He noted that it had not been easy getting the roads in the constituency tarred or worked on because the NDC government in 2012 frustrated his efforts despite the serious lobbying to get them done.
Hon Amankwah happily mentioned the construction of the Airport Roundabout to the Buokrom Highway as proof of government’s determination to open the constituency up for development.
Other road projects he enumerated included, the construction of Estate Junction to Duase Highway, tarring of the Krofrom Columbia to Nana Foduor Highway, tarring of Moshie Zongo roads as well as others that are under construction at Krofrom, Dote Quarry, Buokrom and Yenyawoso town roads.
‘’The government under Nana Addo promised to use this year to do all roads and I must say I am proud of my President because Manhyia North have had our roads fixed with others enjoying major re-gravelling and asphalting’’, the Ecowas Parliament Member stressed.
Mincing no words, the Manhyia North MP said his priority has been the educational sector and noted that as at the last academic season, 735 students had benefited from the MP’s scholarship scheme.
Some selected schools including New Tafo, Yenyawoso Presby and Wesco basic and Junior High Schools, the MP disclosed had benefitted from the supply of laptops and computers at the yearly gesture he undertakes.
The Wesco demonstration school, a famous school in the constituency is seeing the construction of a modern ICT center for the students, the MP disclosed.
‘’I have undertaken close to 100 projects on education because I am convinced that education is the best pivot on which human development can be properly attained’’, Hon Amakwah noted.