Story: Kwame Asare
THE Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Robert Amankwah, has commended the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, for the phenomenal development she has brought to her constituency in the relatively short period of three years.
He said Bantama, which could be described as the “eye of Kumasi”, had undergone many changes in its development process within the last few years that Madam Dapaah had been the MP and emphasised that that had justified the reason the people in the constituency voted massively for her in the 2004 elections.
Mr Amankwah stated this at a reception the MP organised for her constituents at the Kumasi Lebanon Club at Bantama.
The reception was attended by chiefs, opinion leaders, political party representatives and residents of the constituency.
Mr Amankwah stated that as one of the few female MPs from the Ashanti Region, Madam Dapaah had demonstrated the fact that many women had the ability to perform when given the opportunity.
The regional chairman called for unity in the party as nominations opened for the NPP parliamentary primaries, saying that the NPP thrived on its democratic principles, which were the envy of the opposition, and stressed that that must show in the primaries.
For her part, Madam Dapaah, who is also a Minister of State at the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, pledged that she would continue to serve the constituency in all humility and with hard work, stressing that her second term as MP would see accelerated development in the community.
She commended the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for holding Kumasi and Asanteman together to fight for development.
Madam Dapaah also thanked the constituency executive of the NPP and the entire residents for their co-operation and hard work over the years which had brought them that far.
She said it was refreshing that the NPP came out of its national delegates conference even stronger, with Nana Akufo-Addo as the presidential candidate, and added that together the party would work to retain power.
Present at the reception was the Constituency Chairman of the NPP, Mr H.K. Kokofu, and his executive.