But as of now, the Parliamentary primaries have been scheduled to off on the 20th of July 2020. As a result, a lot of questions arose with regard to who is the best candidate for the constituency.
According to a political show sighted by abandaily on Sikka FM (The Point) which engaged Hon. Kwame Owusu Bampoe and the Incumbent Member of Parliament for the Oforikrom constituency. It is apparent that the best candidate for the Oforikrom Constituency is Hon. Emmanuel Kwabena Marfo.
Talking about the impending Primaries, Hon. Kwame Owusu Bampoe (KOB) stated that it is imperative for delegates to be vigilant in choosing the best candidate which in his case happens to be Hon. Kwabena Marfo to continue serving the good people of Oforikrom Constituency.
He also reiterated that it is important for delegates to look at the good works Hon. kwabena Marfo has accomplished for the constituency rather than fixing their gaze on immediate gratification things like money, mobile phones, and others.’ Delegates have to grow pass that he said.
Speaking of achievements; Below is a list of campaign promises and his efforts in achieving them.
Transparancy and Accountability are very key to Democracy
🇳🇱 What did Dr. Marfo promise?
🇳🇱 What has he done?
🇬🇭 2016 What did he Promise under the Nyame Nsa Wom Slogan?
▶️ Lead an Effective campaign for Victory 2016
▶️ Be an effective voice for the people of Oforikrom in Parliament
▶️ Bring his knowledge and expertise to shape National Policy
▶️ Continue to Unite and support the Party
🇳🇱 Effective campaign Contributing to Victory 2016
In 2016, Dr. MARFO broke the election record of the party by increasing the party’s Presidential and Parliamentary average votes of 64.6% and 64.4% in all previous elections to about 73% and 74% respectively.
▶️ Presidential Votes= 61,191 (73%)
▶️ Parliamentary votes= 62,659 (74%)
▶️ Beat all time records
▶️ Reduce NDC 2012 votes by almost 10,000
▶️ 4th Highest popular votes for Prez Akuffo Addo.
🇬🇭 WORK IN PARLIAMENT (Legislation)
▶️Dr. MARFO is the Chairman for GHANA-ETHIOPIAN Parliamentary Friendship Association
▶️ Member of the African Parliamentarian Network against corruption
Serves on 3 Committees
▶️ Constitutional, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs
▶️ Environment, Science and Technology
▶️ Members holding Office of profits
▶️ Lands and Forestry (friend)
▶️ He has debated in all annual budgets since 2017
▶️ A strong advocate for Science and Technology
🇬🇭 REPRESENTATIONAL ROLE (Representing the Constituency)
▶️ Filed urgent questions on issues bothering his Constituency
Examples 1. Raising concerns (statements) about Suicide and Security on University Campuses (KNUST)
- Raising Questions on Constituency needs i.e Bomso-Anloga Susan Bridges
Kentinkrono-Nsenie-Oduom Link roads
Anwomaso High tension roads
Ayigya-Aketego Link roads etc.
🇬🇭 WORKING HOME(IN THE CONSTITUENCY)
Education is his Key focus
“An Educated Child is a treasure to the nation and an important agent for development”~ Dr. MARFO
▶️ Dr. Marfo has Renovated the Boadi Basic School and Completed the KG block
▶️ Supplied over 1500 school furniture to public schools
▶️ Supported several school building projects with Cement and other building materials
▶️ Supplied over 100 Computers to many schools in the Constituency, some others to benefit soon
(Aprade, Anwomaso, Kentinkrono, Zongo, Appiadu, Oforikrom, Boadi, Emena, Sacred Heart(Aketego)
▶️ About 7500 Mathematical Sets Supplied to BECE candidates since 2017
▶️ Free BECE classes sponsored (Maths, English, Science, and Social Studies)
▶️ MP’s sanitation Project: St. Louis SHS has benefited
▶️ Reshaping and Regrading of Aprade School Park
▶️ School wall Projects: Starting with Kentinkrono M/A Primary
▶️ The ceiling of Oforikrom B Classrooms
▶️ Building Four New School Blocks
- 6 Unit classroom block at Aprade
- 6 Unit classroom block at Anwomaso
- 6 Unit classroom block at Kokoben
- 3 Unit classroom block at Deduako
▶️ Nearly 250 brilliant but needy Students from SHS to University have been Supported ranging from Ghc500-2,500
▶️ About GHC17,000 paid to support 2019 BECE mock exams for All private and Public schools.
▶️ Facilitated Admissions and Government Scholarships including Foreign Training for Many
▶️Facilitated Medical Supplies through Breast Care International (Global Relief) to some Hospitals (KNUST, Ayeduase, and Anwomaso)
▶️ Constructing Mini-Medical Laboratory at Anwomaso Clinic
▶️ Rented and furnished Office space for the Municipal Health Directorate
▶️ Provided Medical equipment and Logistics to support clinics (Anwomaso, Ayeduase)
▶️Provided Wheelchairs for Physically Challenged needy persons
▶️ Sponsor Cervical cancer screening for 300 needy women
▶️ Sponsored Prostate Cancer screening for 300 needy men (Ongoing)
▶️ Health Insurance Registration and Renewal for 1000 needy persons (Ongoing)
▶️ Sponsored skill-training seminar for the deaf society in the Constituency
🇬🇭 SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS
▶️ Donated about 550 bags of cement to support other social Projects
▶️ Renovated the Anona Paado Durbar grounds at Anloga East
▶️ Institutional Toilets with mechanized boreholes at Bomso, Ayeduase, and Kokoben
▶️ Boreholes at Boadi market, Appiadu Main town, and Appiadu Police Station
▶️ Constructing Community Durbar grounds at Ayigya Ahenbronum
▶️ Appiadu-Kokoben, Anwomaso, and Deduako bridge repair works
▶️ Renovated Oforikrom Police Station charge & CID Offices and supplied furniture
▶️ Donated Computers, printers and Photocopiers to KNUST district Police station
▶️ Monthly fuel supply to KNUST Police Station to support patrols from 2017 to date
▶️ Supplied Appiadu Police Station furniture
▶️ Lightening up the Constituency, over 350 street lights distributed
(100 street lights donated to KNUST to improve Security in students residential areas)
🇬🇭 SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS
▶️ Organized Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar in collaboration with KNUST short courses unit for 1000 youth at the CCB auditorium in 2017.
▶️ About 20 needy girls enrolled at Appiadu Dressmaking Centre under the MP’s Entrepreneurship Initiative
▶️ Supported over 100 local farmers in the Constituency
▶️ sponsored Skill Training for Beekeeping and Snail Farming organized by CSIR (40 youth trained)
▶️ Start-up Support for 85 dressmakers and Hairdressers
(Over 40 people have received sewing machines and Hairdryers)
▶️ About 90 people have received Livelihood support averaging about Ghc500
DR. MARFO has facilitated employment for many people in many institutions and will continue to do so
🇬🇭 MEDIA PRESENTATION
DR. MARFO’S engagement with the media has been very remarkable. Aside from his busy schedule in Parliament, he is most seen/heard on TV/radio stations discussing some government Policies and projecting the good works of the government.
In conclusion, the MP, DR Marfo has within the past 3years clearly demonstrated high competence and commitment to his work and has served the Constituency very well and should deserve our collective Support to re-elect him to continue to serve the Constituency.
🇳🇱 #Lets Maintain Dr. Marfo
🇳🇱 #4More to Do more
🇳🇱 #Nyame Nsa Daso Wom