Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Hon Samuel Nartey George, has called on government to as a matter of urgency speed up works on uncompleted developmental projects in the constituency to improve living condition of the people.
According to the MP, releasing of funds for the completion of the Old Ningo – Dawa road as well as Old Ningo to Tsopoli 10.5km road project would go a long way to improve access to transportation in the constituency.
He said the current road condition was demotivating farmers from engaging in agriculture, adding that, the bad roads are threats to the economic livelihood of farmers and commuters.
Mr Sam George made the call when addressed Chiefs and people of Ningo-Prampram at a durbar to climax the 2018 Homowo Festival in Accra last Saturday.
He said, the two major roads are economic routs for the constituents and called on the government to release funds for the project to be completed.
The MP who is a member of Communication committee of parliament, told the chiefs and people of Ningo-Prampram, he is also lobbying government for the speedy construction of the Sea Defence Project, stating that, “the sea has over the last decade swept off almost 35 km of coastline.”
He added that, it was his hope that the government would fulfill its promise as captured in paragraph 524 of the 2018 budget statement by the Minister for Finance.
Mr Sam George again, called on the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) to construct speed ramps in the Tsopoli and Dawa towns on the Tema to Aflao Highways to reduce the incidents of fatalities on the road.
In order to end child truancy in the constituency, the young Legislator urged the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly to consider passing bylaws that would see to banning of street jams that attract children onto the streets at late hours.
He asked parents to contribute to the effort of proper upbringing of their children by ensuring that they do not remain on the streets in late hours to curb teenage pregnancy and school drop out.
The MP further challenged parents to embrace their parental roles and take their wards education needs seriously as it remained the only surest way they could escape from the shackle of poverty and excel in society.
“I know it is not easy, but if our parents commit the few resources at their disposal for the children education it will in the end eradicate the cycle of poverty in our communities,” he added.
He reiterated his committed to support education in the constituency and to promote academic excellence.
While acknowledging the pivotal role of the Chief and People for his electoral victory in 2016 and the overwhelming support thereafter, Sam George said, he remained humble and inspired by the warmth and love the constituent shown him, stating, “It motivate me to give off my best services to you.”
The Homowo Festival was graced by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashittey, Hon. E.T Mensah, former MP for the constituency, the District Chief Executive and Chiefs and people of the Ningo-Prampram traditional area.
The Festival was preceded by a Football match between Ningo-Prampram eleven and Liberty Professional football club sponsored by the MP.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba