Deputy Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Mr. Francis Asenso-Boakye has made a presentation of seven hundred (700) LED streetlight bulbs to the Bantama Sub-Metro in Kumasi to curtail security challenges in the area.
Total of 8 electoral areas benefited from the donation, which adds up to several others previously donated by Mr. Asenso-Boakye to be installed in some principal streets in communities in the Bantama constituency which are amenable to armed robbery.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr. Asenso-Boakye indicated that it is necessary to beef up security to protect lives and properties in the constituency.
He recounted some experiences where constituents have fallen victim to a number of robbery incidents in some parts of the constituency.
“The security of our people and properties is of major concern to me. For that matter, I will do all that I can to advance the safety of our people” he reiterated.
“These incidents are worrying and if not curtailed can seriously undermine developmental efforts being made. I had therefore started mobilizing for these items even before the call for support came. I believe this will go a long way to improve the lightening and security situation of our communities,” he concluded.
A former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bantama constituency, Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu who also spoke at the event could not hide his admiration for Asenso-Boakye’s persistent support to the constituency. “Ever since I knew Asenso-Boakye, he has been of tremendous support to this constituency in diverse ways. Today’s presentation will go a long way to protect all of us who reside or do business within the constituency,” he asserted.
According to him, Mr. Asenso-Boakye has initiated and facilitated several intervention projects in various sectors of the constituency which seeks to improve the living standards of residents and to ensure the stability, progress and long-term development of the constituency.
Receiving the streetlights, the Administrator of the Bantama sub-Metro, Mr. Oliver expressed profound appreciation to Mr. Asenso-Boakye for his commitment to develop the constituency. He assured of proper maintenance of the bulbs. “This gesture is timely, and it has come on the back of recent security issues particularly robbery attacks on residents,” he said.
According to him, Mr. Asenso-Boakye has initiated and facilitated several intervention projects in various sectors of the constituency which seeks to improve the living standards of residents and to ensure the stability, progress and long-term development of the constituency. These included donation of an ambulance and medical equipment to Suntreso Government Hospital; donation of hospital beds to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH); construction of the first basic school for Ohwim-Hwidiem community; ongoing construction of a modern AstroTurf pitch in the constituency; distribution of computers, books and other educational materials to various schools in the constituency.