Bekwai (Ash), April 9, GNA – The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Bekwai, Mr Joe Osei-Owusu, has presented 30 desktop computers in support of the efficient operation of the Police and other public institutions in the area.
These include the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Circuit Court, Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), the Traditional Council and selected schools.
Additionally, he provided 20 sewing machines and 20 hair dryers for distribution to some apprentice dressmakers and hairdressers.
They were bought from his share of the MPs’ Common Fund.
Mr Osei-Owusu, handing over the items through the Bekwai Traditional Council, at a durbar held to raise funds towards the construction of an ultra-modern recreational centre, said he was determined to do everything to send development to the people.
He has already connected the community library to the internet and spearheading a street lighting project at Bekwai.
A total of 150 electricity poles have been erected and fitted with bulbs to improve the illumination system and enhance security.
Mr Osei-Owusu said so far an amount of GH¢60,000.00 had been pumped into the project and that citizens from the area resident outside were contributing to its funding.
The Omanhene, Nana Kaakari Appau II, praised the MP for the tremendous effort he was making to aid the progress of the area.
He appealed to the Youth and Sports Ministry to help upgrade the Bekwai Gyamfi Park to meet international standards.
He is advocating the construction of VIP and spectators’ stands.
The community from its own resources have over the last 11 years spent GH¢104,000. 00, to bring it to its present level where it has been hosting premier league matches.
Nana Kaakari Appau invited the people to identify with programmes initiated by the Bekwaiman Development Committee.
These are an education scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy students and the building of the recreational centre with facilities for conference s and a library.
Since the establishment of the scholarship scheme a decade ago GH¢15,000.00 has been disbursed.
The Omanhene also underlined the need for unity and peace, especially, as the nation prepared to go to polls in December.