The NDC Parliamentary candidate for oforikrom constituency and Deputy Chief of Staff at the presidency, Hon. Jonny Osei Kofi has highlighted sanitation and security as his top priority ahead of 2016 general elections.
Mr. Osei kofi said his constituency is underprivileged in terms of security and sanitation.
The Deputy Chief of Staff lamented that sanitation-borne diseases such as cholera, which had claimed many innocent lives over the years, could be tackled head-on with the right attitude by the people towards good sanitation.
“Almost 70% of homes in the oforikrom constituency lack toilet facilities which is a basic requirements. if I’m able to resource these homes with toilet facilities then i believe we would be making a head way in avoiding loads of diseases, he said.
According to Hon. Osei Kofi, is everyone’s responsibility to adhere to good sanitary practices in other to rid our environment of filth.
He also affirmed the government’s commitment for resourcing the constituency to ensure environmental cleanliness and to work effectively to improve the well-being of the people.
On Security he said, he will establish Youth Centres in all the eight electoral areas in the Oforikrom Constituency if given the mandate in the elections, saying, these centres would be equipped to train the youth in employable skills to help facilitate their career development and capacity building.
“There are groups called ‘community watchdogs’ mostly comprising the youth. Now if these young men are trained to provide security for the community, that is another avenue for employment.
This will also help the youth to desist from engaging in all sorts of vices that will deter the nation’s development. “
Hon. Osei Kofi hinted that the party’s conviction of annexing the seat was based on its recent massive developments ongoing in the constituency.
He added that the electorates are yearning for a comeback of the NDC.
“Wherever we go the people are rooting for our return to take hold of the constituency” he said.
The deputy chief of staff said he’s poised to wrestle the seat from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December polls.
By:Odehyeaba Kwame Asare