Wednesday, July 30, 2008


THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama, Ms Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has set aside funds to support adults in her constituency who want to pursue further education.
She has consequently advised adults not to feel shy to go back to the classroom, saying, "even if you are 50 years old and you are determined to pursue knowledge, you can do it under the present circumstances".
Ms Dapaah expressed concern that since she made the facility known to the people nobody had gone forward to take advantage of it.
She was interacting with the Daily Graphic in Kumasi.
She said age was not a barrier to education, and that her constituents should move to upgrade themselves.
"It is regrettable that sometimes as an MP I want to help my constituents acquire jobs, only to find out that they lack the basic qualifications," she said.
Ms Dapaah who is also the Minister of State at the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, said sanitation was key on her agenda, and that she would work with the people to further improve the sanitation situation in the constituency.
She disclosed that she had made available GH¢10,000 from her share of the MPs Common fund to serve as seed money for the rehabilitation of the toilet facilities at Bantama.
Meanwhile, the reconstruction of the Bantama Market has started, a couple of months after it was razed to the ground by fire.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is financing the project.
When the Daily Graphic visited the project site at the weekend, the contractor was busily working on the project.
One person was killed while several items belonging to traders were destroyed during the blaze which started at dawn.
Some of the traders who spoke to this paper commended the KMA for taking action to bring life back to the market.
They also commended the MP for the area for the love and support she gave to them.

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