Obuobia Darko-Opoku Slugs It Out With Ocansey for Weija-Gbawe Constituency

With about two weeks to go for the election of National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidates, election watchers have been focusing their lenses on that of Weija-Gbawe where the 2012 candidate Ms. Obuobia Darko-Opoku is going against a newcomer, John Ayiku Ocansey.

Ms. Darko-Opoku, who is also the Deputy Chief Executive of the Ghana Free Zone Board (GFZB), explained that she has been a resident in the constituency for sometime unlike others and therefore described herself as the best person to present a case for improved facilities in the constituency.

Armed with a laptop, projector and presentation board, she enumerated the various development programmes her Obuobia Foundation has facilitated. Some of these projects included a footbridge on the Ashbread Road, loans to about 3000 women, registration of about 200 people onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and donation of wheel chairs to the physically challenged and more than 1500 street lights among many others. She also highlighted the various water projects in the Wiaboma and Gonse communities and assistance to the various schools and sponsorship of brilliant but needy students in the constituency.

Her plans, she continued, include the registration of more people to the NHIS; facilitating the establishment of CHIPS compounds, roads, drains and improvement in the community schools and introduction of incentive packages to teachers in the constituency.

Concluding, OB, as she is popularly called, told the party members of plans to set up a skills training centre where the unskilled can learn various employable vocations and the provision of street lights to the New Gbawe community.

Her contender, John Ayiku Ocansey, a Human Resource Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), admitted that though he was new, his 17 years working experience in the public sector placed him in a good position to win the seat for the party in 2016.

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