Delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Wejia-Gbawe Constituency of the Greater Accra Region have overwhelmingly endorsed their sitting Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mrs Tina Gifty Naa Ayele Mensah as the parliamentary candidate for the party in the 2020 showdown amidst jubilation galore in the area.
Mrs Mensah, who is the incumbent MP and doubles as the Deputy Minister of Health was the only candidate, who officially filed and submitted her nomination when the party opened nominations.
The process leading to the acclamation started on Thursday, June18, and ended on Saturday, June 20, 2020 and was supervised by the officials of Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.
The Constituency, which has 14 Electoral Area has 640 delegates.
The Wejia-Gbawe District Electoral officer, Mrs Abigail Onassis-Fiadjoe who made the acclamation said the incumbent MP was the only paliamentary candidate, who filed her nomination to be re-elected.
She said with that it meant that Mrs Mensah was going as an unopposed candidate for the Constituency.
“As the District Electoral Officer representing the Electoral Commission in the Wejia-Gbawe Constituency, l declare Mrs Mensah as the Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of the NPP,” she said.
Mrs Mensah commended the delegates for the confidence reposed in her and the opportunity to represent the fonstituency for re-election come December 7, 2020.
She said over the last three and a half years, she has worked so hard to bring massive social and infrastructure development to the Constituency, and apart from all the achievements so far, one of her legacies was the Ultra-modern Science-based SHS.
She said through her efforts and collaborations with the Municipal Chief Executive of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Mr Patrick Kwasi Brako Kumor and investors have come forward for the establishment of a cement factory.
These initiatives, according to her would create 13,000 direct jobs, where 2,000 direct jobs would be allocated to the Constituency.
She called on delegates to continue to champion peace and understanding in the Constituency to promote the interest of the Party.
The incumbent MP urged the delegates to stop destroying her image and rather channel the energy to the well-being of the Party.
She indicated that just four years, constituents have seen giant strides in the areas of education, health, community and personal Development, security, sanitation and Business support among others.
The MP detailed how she togetherwith the MCE of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly worked hard to upgrade the roads infrastructure networks in the fourth electoral areas within the municipality.
She indicated her outfit has liased with the Urban Roads Department of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly to improve the delivery of the loads of road networks infrastructure development which hitherto has currently boosted socio-economic growth and development in the area.
She disclosed that she and Assembly were very committed to resurface all major roads linking adjourning communities in the municipality which development would transform the municipality, making it a preferred destination for investors.
The MP revealed that she in collaboration with the Assembly through the government last week start some major road network projects of the New Weija SCC area,Tetegu main township road, McCarthy Hills area roads, Oblogo to Top Base linking to the Gbawe area, Bulemi Road and Methodist Cemetery to Zero house road.
Mrs Mensah stated that they have also earmarked plans to start the construction of the 1.5 km Choice road,1.5km Bola road and 1km Onipayeba (scc) road, noting that plans are under way to also start the construction of the 1.2km Gravel junction road.
She mentioned that some of the major ongoing road projects are 2.5km road from Gbawe-Gonse, 4.5km of selected roads at Tetegu and CP areas including the 16km Asphalting of selected roads within the municipality among others.
The MP stated that so far the 2.5km selected roads at Topbase and 1.2km Buleme road have been completed by the Assembly.
The completion of these road projects, according to him, has reduced travel time from one point to the other encouraging economic activities thereby helping both private and public vehicle owners to save money through reduction in wear and tear of their cars.
The MP was of the view that not only will these innovatives benefit vehicle owners, but that traders who depend on public transport to convey their goods will enjoy lower transportation fares as a result, rippling the positive effect down onto the prices of their commodities in the interest of end users or consumers.
According to her, among the pressing needs identified were roads, drains, education, security, sanitation water, recreational health and employment opportunities for the teeming majority of young and energetic youth.
She called on all constituents to exercise some restraints as he and the MP put plans together to deal with the poor road network in the constituency.