THE New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Amansie West in the Ashanti Region, Mrs Grace Addo, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to do away with politicisation of every issue and seek the development of the country to save the people from the hardships they were going through.
He said too much politicisation could kill the drive towards development and the consequences could be disastrous for the nation.
The MP stated this at separate ceremonies to thank the people in the communities for voting massively for her in the 2008 parliamentary election.
Some of the communities she visited included Manso-Abraim, Manso-Adubiah, Keniago, Dawuaso, Manso-Abore, Antoakrom, Nsiana, Moseaso, Esaase and Pakyi Number Two.
Mrs Addo promised the people that even though her party was in opposition, she would continue to play her role effectively in Parliament to ensure that the constituency had its fair share of development.
She said the area deserved better and, therefore, called on the people to support her as she moved to champion their cause in Parliament.
Mrs Addo advised parents in the area to take interest in the education of their children.
She stated that without quality education, the expected development could not be achieved.
Mrs Addo, who had instituted vacation classes for final year students in three senior high schools (SHS) in the area, namely Mansoman, Manso-Adubiah and Esaase Bontefufuo SHSs, urged the students to make good use of the opportunity to enable them excel in their final examinations.
She enjoined road contractors working in the district to work hard to improve the road network in the district.
The MP stated that the government would terminate the contract of any contractor who failed to perform.
She presented a number of street bulbs to 50 communities, as well as sets of jerseys and footballs to 40 communities to encourage sports development in the district.
The people appealed to the government to rehabilitate the many roads in the district which were in bad shape.
Mrs Addo also appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana to provide meters for communities that had been connected to the national grid.