Story: Kofi Michel
Member of Parliament (MP) for Suhum Constituency in the Eastern Region, Frederick Opare Ansah, has vouchsafed his constituents more years of responsible leadership coupled with massive development.
The fourth-term MP, nicknamed ‘Suhum Mugabe’ mainly for the massive endorsement he receives from the people during elections since he represented his people in Parliament some 15 years ago.
He believes he has a lot up his sleeves to offer the people. With no intention stepping down when the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) organises Parliamentary primaries for its MPs ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The MP made the revelation told our reporter, Kofi Michel, on Thursday February 20, 2020 while delivering a speech at the party office. Hon. Opare Ansah filed his nomination forms; hinted marking 20 years of his candidature in the municipality.
The Lawmaker observed the constituents’ courtship with his office have been tremendous and contributed to the progress of Suhum today.
“I am not tired of serving you, my people. I have spent ‘only’ 15 years as your member of Parliament and you want to believe I’m tired?, the MP quizzed.
Touching on the achievements of the Akufo-Addo government that have positively affected the inhabitants of the constituency; the MP mentioned the free senior high school programme and said it has lessened the burden of parents whose wards are in senior high schools.
He said the school feeding programme which hitherto was not done effectively is being expanded to cover all government schools in the constituency, adding that “the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that was in a bad state has been revived to cater for the health needs of the majority of Ghanaians.”
To him, there are more social interventions and people-centered programmes his office and the government will roll out for the people of Suhum as a sign of ‘accounting to the people.’
“I can’t be tired of serving you…We know a lot of people who have been married for 30 years and are not tired because it is a better marriage.
“My term is like such marriages. My Suhum people, I know our marriage is a good one that deserves to last for many years, Mr Opare Ansah told delegates.
He said, “the government for the numerous projects in the Suhum Municipality which includes the quality of education the people enjoy, water projects and the rehabilitation of roads. “
However, He appealed to the delegates to re-elect him as their parliamentary candidate for Suhum constituency to speed up the rehabilitation of the Suhum Municipal Hospital, continue with the tarring of access roads in the town and its adjoining communities and to eliminate all schools under trees in the constituency.
Former MP for Suhum Hon. Rasford Agyapong added the tremendous work done by Hon. Opare Ansah over the past 15 years was imperative; “we rally behind the MP to make the seat a safe seat for the NPP in the constituency.”
Mr. Agyapong advised all aspiring members at Suhum and Ghana at large to engage in a descent campaigns devoid of defamation and hate speeches.