The Member of Parliament (MP) for Jaman North, Mr Frederick Ahenkwah, has commenced a programme to train the youth, particularly women, in various vocations to help them earn a living in the area.
The programme that is ongoing in fourty-three (43) communities in the constituency is aimed at training and resourcing the youth to acquire skills in soap and pastries making as well as other vocational skills that will help them earn income as a way of reducing poverty in the area.
Speaking on Dwaboase on Power 97.9 FM Tuesday March 23,2021, the newly elected legislator indicated that although he is new in the.law-making chamber, he had to roll out the programme to fulfill a campaign promise.
“A lot of people are benefitting from the training which is ongoing in 43 communities, and I believe at the end of the programme, most of our youth can put the skills they’ve learnt into practice which will enable them to earn income,” Ahenkwah told host Kwame Minkah when asked about his vision for the constituency.
Ahenkwah, a Senior High School teacher, won the Jaman North seat from former Deputy Bono Regional Minister, Siaka Stevens, outrightly stopping him from seeking a third term bid.
Ahenkwah’s second attempt saw him widen the gap from over 1,200 votes in 2016 to over 4,000 votes in the December polls.
He believes he has a legacy to leave behind, which will encourage future MPs to work hard and put the people first, saying the constituency has suffered neglect for many years.
He believes collaborating with other stakeholders and NGOs to create jobs for the people will go a long way to improve on the local economy.
“I spoke to IOM and GITZ and God being so good, they have facilitated the drilling of borehole at Jamera, a Community in my constituency, and they are about to set up a gari processing factory too,” he disclosed.
“God willing on Sunday I will join the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to cut sod for the commencement of the project.”
“The location of the facility is quite far from the community but extending electricity to the facility is my cost and I will do that. After that, we will engage other bodies to help my people,” he assured.
Ahenkwah has pledged to put his people first in all his actions and ensure that their concerns are well elevated and tackled.
He said he is committed to his manifesto and that whatever he captured in the document will be tackled at the right time.
“If you go to our local churches and mosques, they have copies of my manifesto and can hold me to account,” he said.
He said he was taking the necessary steps to tackle the cashew pricing challenges that is the prime concern if his constituents through government collaboration.