One million dollar per constituency project is not meant to put money on MMDCE's table -Twifo Ati-Morkwa DCE
Twifo Morkwa benefits from a one-million-dollar per constituency program.
The 1 million dollar per constituency project has yielded a well furnished six unit classrom block at Morkwa basic school in the Twifo Ati-Morkwa District of the Central Region.
This project is in line with the mandate of the Coastal Development Authority (CODA) to alleviate poverty and empower the vulnerable in society together with the infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) under the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives (MSDI).
During a mini ceremony to commission the project, the District Chief Executive of Twifo Ati-Morkwa, Robert Agyemang Nyantakyi said the initiative was not meant to put money on the table of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies rather to enable them benefit in the form of developmental projects.
Mr. Nyantakyi cited a 1,000 metric tonnes warehouse located in the district, CHPS Compounds, a number of mechanised boreholes across the district. As well as ongoing and completed market centres in the District, schools among others as some projects that have been funded from the initiative.
The DCE addressing the media thanked the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his continuous support for the people of Ghana.
He explained that through the one million dollar one constituency initiative, the Twifo Ati-Morkwa Constituency has benefited their share of the national cake. He also thanked the chiefs and people for honouring the invitation and also expressed his satisfaction for their unending support towards all developmental projects in the district.
Addressing the chiefs and people of the Twifo Morkwa, the CEO of CODA, Lawyer Jerry Ahmed Shaib said the President in 2016 promised Ghanaians that when he is voted into office, he will allocate one million dollars per constituency to help in socio-economic development in every constituency in the country. According to him, the President has fulfilled his promise by bringing development to the doorstep of the people.
He affirmed that several development projects have been undertaken by CODA including astroturfs, classroom blocks, market centres, mechanised boreholes, roads among others across the country.
He finally thanked the chiefs and people for their support and prayed that they will continue supporting the good works in order to bring development to people. He also thanked the media for their collaboration and advised them to be circumspect with their reportage since some propagandist wants to make one million dollars per constituency initiative unpopular.
On the other hand, the District Director of Education, Mr Anthony Takyi expressed his profound gratitude for the kind gesture and charged the headteachers and School Management Committees (SMC) to adopt a culture of maintenance on the project.
Alex Donkoh, Kasoa