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Source: Daniel Bampoe

Suhum MP school residents on Government policies

Fredrick Opare Ansah, the Member of Parliament for Suhum Constituency in the Eastern Region has started a tour in the various electoral areas across his constituency to explain the government policies, programmes and accounts to them.

The tour dubbed ‘’ Accounts to the People’’ gave him the opportunity to ‘school’ the residents on government’s key policies such as the Double Track Free SHS system, One District, One Factory, NEIP, YEA, afforestation projects, NHIS, among other key policies.

The interaction brought on board the chiefs and people who were able to air their views on development projects and implementations of policies being undertaken by the Akufo Addo led government in the Constituency.

The ECOWAS Member of Parliament in his delivery revealed that he believes as a politician it is very important to be accountable to the electorates and also let them know what the President is doing for them.

At the various meeting encounter with the residents, he explained that it is very necessary for a Parliamentarian to know what his or her constituents want, so he can lobby for that when the need arises.

The fourth time Member of Parliament indicated that through the efforts of Nana Addo led administration a bill will soon be passed which will give Bank of Ghana the power to address the issue with regards to mobile money and a huge sum of charges they take when sending money to one another.

According to him, when the bill is passed, the charge they take will be reduced when one sends a huge sum of money as the laws have been vested in the Bank of Ghana to enact them.

Opare Ansah then avails himself to his constituents to enlighten the laws made in parliament to them whenever they approach him demanding for further explanations as he believes some of the laws is difficult to understand.

He explained to the electorates that his outfit does not do the developmental project but only be an agent by lobbying for the constituency for the Assembly to embark on it.

The Member of Parliament said the District Assembly takes responsibilities in terms of develop in the constituency, saying the MP can influence but to a lesser extent.

He has therefore advised the entire Ghanaian populace to avert their minds with the fact that,’’ the MP takes responsibilities when it comes to developmental projects’’, adding that Assembly members are responsible for the direct fight for projects into their various communities within the municipality.

In addition, the constituency Chairman, Fredrick Ofosu who led the other executives to accompany the MP on the tour elaborating on some of the responsibilities of the MP.

He explained to the electorates that since he (MP) is their representative in Parliament, he has to meet with them to ask of their needs before he goes to the parliament so he will be able to submit their needs to them.

He, therefore, lauded the electorates for their contributions towards the sweet victory they got in the 2016 general elections.