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Politics of Wednesday, 30 September 2015


Who wins Yilo Krobo NDC primary?

Three men, Messrs Magnus Kofi Amoatey, Andrews Kwesi Sodah and Michael Ologo, are fiercely contesting the Yilo Krobo NDC primary.

Mr Amoatey, the incumbent, said based on his performance during his three– year tenure of office, he hoped the people would renew his mandate to continue the good work he was doing.

“I am so confident and hopeful that the people will renew my mandate to continue the good work they have seen during my three-year tenure of office,” he emphasised.

Mr Amoatey said education was so critical to the development of the area and, therefore he intended to pursue his education initiatives so as to improve standards of education.

He explained that he would this time round focus his attention on kindergartens to ensure that pupils improved their reading and numeracy skills before they entered Primary One as that was key and fundamental to learning and building a solid foundation.
The MP said he put in four pillars, namely improvement of standard of education in the constituency, access to ICT, support for farmers and skills development for the youth as his main priorities since he represented his people in Parliament.
According to Mr Amoatey, who is also a legal practitioner, in 2012, the performance of pupils in BECE was 32 per cent passes but as a result of his initiatives, the results of 2014 rose to 82 per cent in the Yilo Krobo municipality, which showed massive improvement over the previous years.

The current Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Mr Andrews Kwesi Sodah, said his ambition to become MP for Yilo Krobo was to enable him to continue to offer effective leadership to his people.

“I am talking about leadership that entails interaction with my constituents which will bring about successful accomplishments of any task that may arise,” he stated “I want to be a leader that will always be a liaison officer between Parliament House and my people in the constituency. In other words, I want to be a parliamentarian who will always report back to my people, what happens there so as to be sure of my representation.”

Mr Sodah said his efforts in education, economic development, agriculture and other sectors were clear evidence that he was a good leader and must be given the chance to represent his area.

Mr Sodah, who is in his second term as MCE for the area, said it was during his tenure of office that many development projects which included Nkurakan market, Boti Falls as well as Somanya Banking Halls projects were executed.

Mr Michael Ologo, 45, who is the Chief Executive Officer of TIMAX Group, General Manager, Radio One Ghana, and also the Director and a board member of Precious Minerals Marketing Company declared “ ‘Yilo, this is the moment and this is the time to put the destiny of our people into their hands to create opportunity for them.

This is the time for us to create jobs and to open the doors of opportunities for our people.”

His message is new face, new vision, new hope, new direction and changing lives.
He said the greatest risk the people in his area could take was to try the same old politicians, with the same old ideas and expect different results, adding: “The results in such situations are going to be worse.”