Outgoing Central Regional Minister,Comfort Ama Benyiwa Doe, has stated that she feels proud and honoured to have served Central Region, her native region, for four years and believes she has left behind a ?very good legacy.?
According to her, she is satisfied with what she has achieved during her four-year administration as regional minister and hoped her successor, Emmanuel Kweku Tei Hammond, will continue to help the ruling government achieve its Better Ghana agenda.
She noted that even though her duty was a herculean one, she was able to chalk a lot of successes because of her experience and relationship with people who supported her throughout her tenure.
?My duty of course was a herculean one but it comes with experience and my relationship with the people and how I lived with them helped me to come out successfully. Of course the people didn?t know I was working under intense pressure from my own party but some of these challenges brought out the best in me,? she pointed out.
Mrs. Doe made these known to journalists in Central Region at Agona Swedru on Tuesday during her last working tour of the region to inspect on-going and completed projects she initiated when she was appointed minister in 2009.
The projects, which were sponsored by the District Assemblies Common Fund and the Central Regional Development Commission (CEDECOM), included the re-construction of GH?690,000 Biriwa Market that is 75% complete; construction of GH?615,000 rest stop at Ekumfi Eyisam which is also 90% complete, and; commissioning of Community Health Planning and Services (CHPs) Compound at Winneba Zongo, Gomoa Fete, Gomoa Aboso and Gomoa Lome among other projects.
She noted that for the first time during her administration the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) got very good results in the elections in the region and the party with the help of CEDECOM has been able to undertake numerous projects throughout the region which helped the party to win convincingly in the just-ended elections.
She stated that although she could not do everything within the four years she led the region.
outgoing minister who is one of the seasoned politicians who worked to bring the NDC to power further noted that she is not worried that President John Dramani Mahama has not nominated her for any appointment so far saying ?I?m not worried at all that the president has not nominated me but if the president believes and feels in his own wisdom that I can be useful somewhere, I am still available.
Commissioning a CHP compound at Winneba Zongo earlier in the day, Mrs. Doe charged the people of Central Region to control their birth and observe good sanitary conditions and seek quality healthcare.
She explained that the commissioning of the CHPs compound was in fulfillment of President Mahama?s promise to the people of the Zongo communities to continue the legacy of late President John Evans Atta Mills.
Mrs. Doe therefore charged the people to send their wards to school. She later inspected the construction of a two-storey emergency center at Agona Swedru Government Hospital, construction of royal museum, construction of three-bedroom doctors flat and the reconstruction of a sports stadium at Agona Swedru.