Mr. Joseph Agbeko Kpogo, a Businessman and National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate aspirant for Anlo Constituency in the Volta Region, has expressed his determination to transform the constituency, with education as topmost priority.
According to him, access to education is a fundamental human right and that he would do everything humanely possible to implement measures to improve the quality of basic and high school education in the constituency.
Mr Agbeko made this statement in an interview with The Republic after he had donated Mathematical Sets to the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the Constituency last week.
The items, which were distributed to over 30 basic schools ahead of the examinations, was to boost the moral and re-kindle the spirits of the students, this being their first certificate examination which would be the criteria for admission into Senior High School(SHS).
He said no society can achieve meaningful development without quality education, hence the support to the BECE candidates to put up their best.
While describing education as bedrock of societal development, Mr Agbeko said, his intention to race for the NDC parliamentary primaries to represent his constituents in Parliament, is born out of the fact that he has passion for development.
Already, he said he has started providing street lights and fixing some bridges in deprive communities, saying, ” I am doing this not because I want to contest but because, I think I have a responsibility to contribute for development.”
He charged the pupil to take their education serious by studying ahead of the exams so that|besty could come out with flying colours to make their parents and the people of Anlo proud.
Should nomination open for the NDC parliamentary primaries, Mr Agbeko would pick forms for the Anlo constituency to replace the current MP, Hon. Clement Kofi Humando, who is not seeking re-election in the 2020 polls.
He said, his move was in response to calls by constituents and party elders within and outside the Constituency to represent the people on the ticket of NDC in parliament.
If given the mandate, Mr. Agbeko said, he would put in place pragmatic strategies to tackle some major challenges such as job creation, education and security as residents of the most deprived communities are faced with ritual killings.
Information picked from the Anlo Constituency indicated that Mr Agbeko’s decision to join the race to contest the seat had already sent waves of shuddering down the spines of others who would be contenders due to his huge influence in the constituency.
That notwithstanding, he is likely to face stiff competition from about five other contenders who have similar desires though Agbeko fever is gathering momentum and spreading fast to every branch in the constituency.
Source: therepublicnewdonline.com/Felix Nyaaba