The Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Bryan Acheampong has hinted that he wants to establish legacy projects that will benefit the various communities in his constituency. He has therefore outlined some projects that have already been started by him.
The Minister of State in charge of National Security made this assertion during a commissioning of a maternity block for Kwahu Tafo Clinic.
“My target as an MP for this constituency is to leave a legacy in the various communities. This Bryan Acheampong legacy project will help to commemorate the good work we are doing” he said.
According to him, they are doing their best to establish projects in the various communities in Kwahu East despite the chunk number of the communities after constructing a school block in Kwahu Tafo. Again, he indicated that Kwahu Tafo at first were not benefiting from the school feeding program but says under his auspices, schools found in Kwahu Tafo are now enjoying the school feeding program with the exception of the SDA school.
He then promised to provide school uniforms for students in Kwahu Tafo come September having done same last year.
“After assuming office as the MP for Abetifi Constituency, we have helped about 963 people directly in terms of work in Kwahu East. With this number, about 100 of them are people from Kwahu Tafo. So, going forward, we are going to do a project for the Kwahu Tafo Technical School (JOTECH) starting from September. About nine months ago, I promise to build an ICT center for them and I am hoping to start it this year” he added.
In furtherance, he affirmed last year was a year for teachers in Kwahu East, we promised to award scholarships to teachers who have taught in the Constituency for 10 years to be able to further their education at the Presbyterian University College and as we speak about 82 teachers who applied for the scholarship will commence their education in September.
He has therefore promised to replicate what he did for the teachers for nurses and health workers in the constituency.
He added that “We have designed a very comprehensive program for pregnant and nursing women. So by one-year time Bryan Acheampong Foundation will take care of pregnant and nursing women and make sure we take care of their kids for about a year.”
The Minister of State in charge of Security also, commended the Road Minister and the President, Nana Akuffo Addo for agreeing to construct the various roads in the area, saying the contract will be awarded in September. He added that he is hoping the roads will be done by 2020 and 2021 to be able to shrug off poor road network in the area.
The District Chief Executive for Kwahu East, Isaac Agyapong expressed happiness about the provision of the maternity block for the clinic. He said they had found it difficult in previous years to get a place for pregnant and nursing mothers to sleep when admitted and lauded the MP for the project.
The DCE added that, the needed equipment have been provided in the facility adding that he believes the ward is ready to accommodate patients and for that matter, urged them to take good care of the facility and maintain it for the future.
The District Health Director, Mrs. Afua Afful could not hide her joy following the commissioning of the maternity ward for the clinic. She thanked the MP and the DCE for the area for the good work they have done.
She pleaded with the residents to appreciate and patronise the facility.
“We should all come together and work. I will call on the people to patronize the clinic so that problems will be solved amicably as soon as we petition authorities” she said.