Eric Opoku Honoured for fighting  Rural Poverty

The Bureau Of Research on Governance and Commerce Administration (BORGCA), a subsidiary of the Confederation Of Governance Assessment (COGAI) on Thursday, February 15, 2018, honoured the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region, Hon. Eric Opoku, as the Best MP for Communal and Rural Development in Ghana.

Additionally, the Ternopil State Economic University of Ukraine would on the 10th of May, this year also confer an honorary Doctorate Degree on the Asunafo South  lawmaker who is minority spokesperson on Food and Agriculture in parliament.

Prof . Victor Yankah Executive Director of BORGCA who presented the award  said, the Bureaus research findings revealed  that Hon Opoku has over the years championed development in the constituency on non partisan basis with respect to provision of electricity, water , roads , health and education facilities in communities and is also always in touch with his constituents.

He therefore  advised  other Members of Parliament to emulates the Asunafo South MP and  be non partisan and make the wellbeing of their constituents their major priority.

Mr Isaac Rockson, Communication Strategist of BORGCA mentioned Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu current Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Hon Collins Dauda MP for Asutifi South and former Minister of Local Government and Rural Development among those who received similar awards in 2016.

He noted that BORGCA would soon come out with its findings on Members of Parliament who are not performing well in the country, stressing that, that would make non performing MPs to work hard to promote the development of their constituencies and the country in general .

Receiving the award, Hon. Opoku who is also the  immediate former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister under erstwhile John Mahama led Administration, expressed his profound gratitude  to the Bureaus for its findings and awards  and pledged his commitment to work harder  to improve lives of the rural folks in the country.

“This award is a big challenge to me to work hard, it came to me as a shock and I never thought what I’m doing people outside watching me, I thank God”, he added.

Mr  Opoku added that he feels highly honoured and motivated to receive the award and said the development of his constituents and the people of Ghana  would forever remained his concern as MP.

The award was presented to him by officials of BORGCA at the Parliament House  in Accra .


Source: Felix Engsalige Nyaaba


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