The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Hon. Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, one of the ruling New Patriotic Party’s eyes in the region who stretched out his neck in joining the parliamentary candidature sprint in the Sissala East constituency, after successfully filing his nomination form at the party’s office on Saturday, February 15, 2020 indicated that, he will give special attention to some special areas on the aspect of education if given the nod as Member of Parliament.
He revealed that, the lot of Sissalas who are educated are either teachers or nurses adding that, they have to get engineers, lawyers, medical doctors, pharmacists among others in their midst, these areas he stated will be of great interest to him and he will channel resources through his MP’s common fund, Getfund and other scholarships to empower his constituents to pursue.
”It is true that among the Sissala people most of us who are educated are either teachers or nurses, I myself I am a teacher but I think that going forward, we need to also develop other special areas, we need to bring up people who can be lawyers, people who can be engineers, pharmacists, medical doctors and so I am going to use my MP’s common fund and other scholarships like Getfund and GNPC scholarships to support young people who are qualified to pursue law, medicine, pharmacy, engineering so that we can produce a lot of young graduates from our area across the various fields of endeavour”.
Hon. Amidu Chinnia Issahaku candidate for the parliamentary primary stated he will embark on healthy campaigns and will support any candidate who emerges as winner even though he was optimistic that victory is at his door steps.
He added that, if given the nod as MP after winning the primaries and the general elections, stakeholder engagement will be part of his activities justifying this by noting that, the core mandate of an MP is to meet with your people including party folks to account to them your performance as their representative in the floor of parliament.
“If I am elected as a member of parliament, every year I am going to engage the various stakeholders in the constituency so that we can discuss the things I have been able to do and things I have not been able to do and why I have not been able to do them and the expectations of my people so that I can take that on board”.
Hon. Chinnia hinted of establishing an MP’s office if he gets the light of the day in becoming the peoples’ representative stating that it will help him stay connected to his people whiles in parliament, he further revealed that, a secretary will be at the office getting the concerns of the constituents transmitted to him for actions to be taken.
“The second thing I will want to do as Member of Parliament is to establish an MP’s office in the constituency, Tumu to Accra is a long distance and it is not every constituent that can call the MP on phone or can get him and so establishing an MP’s office will give an opportunity to every citizen of the constituency to bring their concerns to my office and I will have my secretary there and those that are urgent the secretary will immediately relay them to me and I will look at how they can be addressed and those that cannot be addressed I will communicate back to the people why they cannot be addressed, I believe that, that will create a good relationship between me as MP and then the good people Sissala East”.
Meanwhile, speaking at the party’s constituency office in Tumu, capital of the Tumu Municipality, campaign coordinator of Hon. Chinnia’s team, Mr. Benin Sulamani assured the party leadership that they will embark on a clean campaigns devoid of insults and vilification of their contenders, indicating that victory awaits them after the parliamentary primary come April 2020.
He stated with strong convictions that, his candidate, Hon. Chinnia will secure 300 votes out of the 450 electoral college leaving 150 votes for the other candidates to share among themselves. “Out of the 450 delegates we are here telling the election committee that we are garnering for 300 of them, the other contestants are our brothers and sisters we can leave them to struggle with 150” Mr. Benin noted.
By: Saeed Fatawu|myradiowaa.com|92.1fm|