THERE WAS wild jubilation by the chiefs and people of Nyanor, a-farming community in the Upper West Akim District of the Eastern Region, when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Derek Ohene Assifo Bekoe, commissioned an 800-seating capacity ultra-modern community centre he had built for the chiefs and people in the area.
The project, which cost over GH¢62,000.00 and paid for from the coffers of the MP’s Common Fund, brings to four such social intervention infrastructure projects having been completed in the constituency by the MP.
According to the MP, the project was in line of his commitment to rendering quality, reliable and pragmatic social intervention services to his constituents, adding that the community centre would help promote social activities.
Mr Bekoe said he was conscious of the promises he made to the constituents before “my tenure of office as your MP and as you can see, I won’t renege on them. I will continue to be selfless in my service to you.”
“I will ensure that this constituency takes its place when it comes to development,” the MP declared amidst thunderous applause from the constituents as he commissioned the community centre.
The MP maintained his stance against political, social and cultural affiliation, explaining that his mandate was to serve all persons within his jurisdiction, irrespective of their political, social, cultural and religious inclinations.
He disclosed that his decision to build a community centre was born out of the realisation that the community lacked a place to hold social events such as durbars, community meetings and funerals.
According to him, such social events forge unity, togetherness and common purpose that feed into the development of communities.
He noted that he was hopeful the centre would be used to maintain the unity and peace prevailing in the areas.
The MP added that the centre would also serve as a shelter for all and sundry when it rains or when the sun is high.
He explained further that it would also relieve the people of the burden of hiring canopies for such events.
The chiefs and people of Nyanor community commended the MP for his commitment to selfless service to them.
“You are always there for us. Your commitment to duty and support for all manner of people, especially the vulnerable, is commendable,” they pointed out.