The member of parliament for Asuogyaman, Hon. Thomas Ampem Nyarko today commissioned a new market he constructed for the people of Combine, a suburb of Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The completed market project which started two months ago was handed over to the community today in a brief ceremony amidst jubilation from the market women who previously trade their goods openly in the sun and at the mercy of bad weather.
The Chief of Akosombo, Nana Ansaprem (IV) who graced the occasion was full of praise for the member of Parliament who he described as a “man of the people”. He said, he is amazed by the many developmental projects undertaken by Hon. Thomas Ampem in just less than two years as an MP. ” Whoever is climbing a good tree, deserves to be pushed further up. Let’s all pray for the MP for good health and wisdom and let’s further push him up when the time comes so that we will see more of these in our communities”, he said.
The Assembly member for New Combine electoral area, Hon. Sakitey Agyeman on behalf of his electorates thanked the member of Parliament for the gesture but like Oliver Twist, pleaded with the MP to help them with the construction of boreholes in some parts of his electoral area that have water challenges.
On her part, the Market Queen, Mrs. Olivia Attu on behalf of her colleague traders thanked the MP who she decides to call “a Messiah” because he has actually come to save them from the traumas they pass through especially during raining seasons. She promised the member of parliament that, they will put the facility in good use and ensure good sanitation practices to keep the market neat always.
Hon. Thomas Ampem Nyarko in his speech revealed to the people that, he has plans to further expand the market by constructing more sheds. This he said will reduce the congestion at the main Akosombo market which is faced with expansion challenges due to limited land space. He also thanked the town manager of Akosombo, Mr. Okraku who was also at the ceremony for giving him the green light for the construction when he approached him with the proposal.