A 39-year old sound and mobile phone technician, Kwabena Asiamah, has filed his nomination to contest as an assembly member for the Awoshie Electoral Area in the forthcoming District Assembly Elections.
Mr. Asiamah?s major priorities when given the nod by the people to represent them, would be to improve security, sanitation, and the road network and drainage system, among others, at Awoshie.
The aspiring assembly member made these known to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during an interview in Accra.
Mr. Asiamah, affectionately called. Paapa, stressed that he was very much abreast with the major problems confronting the electoral area, having lived there for about 32 years, and would therefore be in the best position to help solve them when given the mandate.
Awoshie Electoral Area, he said, has poor drainage systems, and a lot of areas get flooded anytime it rains heavily, causing hardships to residents.
The aspiring assembly man, therefore, said he would lobby through the Ablekuma North-Sub Metro and the Member of Parliament for the area, in order to get the problem addressed..
Mr. Asiamah mentioned Faithway, Toronto Hotel, McCarthy Hill JHS and Awoshie Adaamaame, as some of the places which have very serious drainage problems that will need immediate attention.
To improve security, he said, he would ensure that maintenance work was constantly carried out on all faulty street lights, with new ones installed in dark areas which did not have.
One major concern he had identified in the area, he indicated, was the poor collection of garbage. The waste management company responsible for the collection would therefore be put on its toes to ensure that garbage was regularly collected.
Mr. Asiamah also mentioned that a public toilet project at Awoshie under construction which had been abandoned, would be revived and completed to prevent people from defecating indiscriminately.
To complement the National Sanitation Day concept, he said he would organize regular clean-up exercises to improve sanitation in the electoral area.
A foreign Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), he indicated, was prepared to assist him acquire a community ambulance for the area, whilst a local NGO was also ready to sponsor him to organize an entrepreneurship and career counselling programme for the youth at Awoshie.
Mr. Asiamah also promised that he would pay for the registration of free National Health Insurance cards for the aged in the area if given the nod to become the assembly member for the area.
With his development-oriented minded agenda and innovative ideas for Awoshie, Mr. Asiamah appealed to the electorate to vote massively for him to become their assembly member in the local elections slated for early March.