The 2016 Parliamentary Candidate (PC) of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for the Nhyiaeso Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Mr Kofi Debrah Afrifa, has stated that security matters were paramount to all the needs of the people in the constituency.
The PC made this known when he paid courtesy calls on the Santasehene, Nana Amoakohene Kese; the Otumfuo Sasamohene, Nana Osei Atta II; the Anyinamhene, Nana Adu Baafi III; the Odeneho Kwadasohemaa, Nana Abrafi Suma, and Adiemmrahene, Nana Afia Odaa.
Accompanied by a number of constituency officers, he presented bottles of Schnapps and separate envelopes as custom demanded to the chiefs to seek their blessings in the run-up to the 2016 December election.
He affirmed his decision to work on the security situation in the area and called for the support of nananom.
The PC noted that though the constituency is located in the Kumasi Metropolis, it has encountered bad security situations and he could not afford to sit aloof and watch the people languish in fear and panic.
He said he had personally begun working closely with some individuals to support the police in the provision of security.
He said it had, therefore, become necessary to join hands with the assembly members for the various electoral areas in the constituency to team up with the police in providing security.
He also mentioned that forming volunteer groups to work closely with unit committees was also on the table.
Education and business
He noted that the current Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Richard Winfred Anane, had had a number of the constituents become beneficiaries of his share of the MP’s Common Fund in the area of education.
Mr Afrifa said when voted for as MP, he would rather reduce the quota for education and increase the number of beneficiaries for business.
He said it was pertinent to acknowledge that people who could not further their education needed not be relegated to the background but must be supported.
He used the opportunity to call on the electorate to give their ballots to the Presidential Candidate of the PPP, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom (Adwumawura), during the presidential election.
Nananom, who received the PC and his team, gave him their blessings and asked him to refrain from politics of insult and try to be as tolerant as possible.