The Central Regional Minister, Ms Ama Benyiwa Doe has appealed to chiefs and people of Assin South to vote out the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate, Professor Dominic Fobih in the December poll, saying he has failed the people as a Member of Parliament for the area, for the past 16 years.
The Minister, therefore, appealed to the people to vote for the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate, Mrs. Sabina Appiah Kubi, who doubles as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Assin South District, who she said had performed very well to the satisfaction of the people and government in particular.
Ms Benyiwa Doe, who was on a one day tour to the area to commission various projects, told the chiefs to test Mrs. Appiah Kubi too, and see what she could do because she is humble, intelligent and hard working, having lifted the image of the district through developmental projects which are there for everybody to see.
She told them that Mrs. Appiah Kubi would bring more projects when given the mandate to partner President John Dramani Mahama, who she said would win the polls.
She told the chiefs in plain words that Prof Fobih has over stayed his tenure as MP of the area, and it was high time they switched camp to NDC and see what the party could also do for them, in terms of development.
According to her, Prof Fobih is in parliament for his selfish interest, stressing that the former Minister of Education does not fight for a fair share of the national cake for his constituents.
The Minister first paid a courtsey call on Omahene of Assin Atandaso Traditional Area, where she was welcomed by Nana Kwentwi Barimah II, Adotenhene of Assin Atandaso Traditional Area.
She told the traditional rulers that she was there to commission and inspect some projects in the district and that it was proper to show herself to them. She was then joined by the chiefs and queen mother of the area, Nana Abena Gyamfua to commission a newly established District Court at Nyankomase Ahenkro, after 32 years of absence of a court in the area.
Benyiwa Doe asked the Assembly to speed up the construction of the staff bungalow for the judge and other judicial workers to relieve them of accommodation problems.
An Appeal Court Judge, Justice Denis Adjei, who represented the Chief Justice, urged the residents to be law abiding, especially during the December elections. He said the Chief Justice was happy that the court had returned to Nyankomase Ahenkro, after 32 years of travelling to Abura Dunkwa court, and commended the assembly for good work done.
Justice Adjei was accompanied by Justice James Benson, Supervising High Court Judge of Cape Coast, Justice Alice Afua Yirenkyi, the judge assigned to the Nyankomase District Court and Mr. Gilbert Andam, Administrator at Cape Coast Court Complex, among others.
Later, the minister commissioned a 6-unit classroom block for the students of Nyankomase Ahenkro Senior High School and inspected boys' dormitory and 12-unit classroom block, which are under construction.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Paulina Yankah expressed gratitude to the government and called for more educational facilities.
The Minister and her entourage proceeded to Adankwaman SHS at Assin Daman, where she commissioned two different 6-unit classroom blocks for the school. The Headmaster of the School, Mr. Alex Edusei told the minister that another 12-unit storey classroom block and boys' dormitory were also under construction.
He thanked government for the provision of the education facilities. Both Nana Barimah and eloquent Nana Gyamfua, observed that the completion of the new blocks, had given the school a new image because the enrolment went down drastically, owing to poor infrastructure.
Benyiwa Doe also inspected three classrooms blocks that had been ripped off by storm, making studies very difficult and promising to ensure its restoration to aid learning.
Benyiwa Doe then returned to Assin Nsuaeyem/Kyekyewere where she was joined by Enoe Chief, Nana Afrifa Dompreh to commission the Assin South District Assembly Office Complex, which was started in 2008.
The Regional Minister, however, called on the chiefs of Atandaso and Apimanim to see the office complex as their baby so that they could help in maintaining the structure for the benefit of the next generation.
Nana Dompreh in his short remarks urged the staff to ensure that every project initiated in the district was completed so as to fast track the development of the area.
The DCE, Sabina Appiah Kubi, expressed gratitude to all assembly staff for working to achieve such monumental goal and urged them to keep it up. She also expressed her gratitude to the consultant and the contractor for doing a good job which has lifted the image of the district.
The minister, however, called on the assembly to cultivate maintenance culture so as to increase the life span of the office complex. There was great joy among the chiefs and the people of the area as they pat the back of the DCE for her unprecedented achievements in the area of infrastructural development for the three years.