…As Parliamentarian Runs Away
By Alfred Dogbey
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2012 parliamentary aspirant for Weija/Gbawe Constituency, has responded to calls by residents to fix the deplorable roads and collapsed bridge in the SCC and New Gbawe communities.
Madam Oboubia Darko-Opoku, went to the aid of the residents, after several appeals to the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Rosemond Abla, to solve the situation fell on death ears.
The bad nature of the roads, poor drainage systems and other problems in the area, residents narrated, had forced the MP to relocate to a different place after winning the 2012 parliamentary election.
But at a brief ceremony to commission the projects, she singlehandedly funded, Ms Oboubia told the Queen Mother of New Gbawa (Lafa), Nana Tawiah Afia I and the residents that she does not need to become MP before she would address the critical issues that are affecting the people and the Constituency.
She stated that, her decision to use her personal resources to support all the projects she had carried out so far in the Constituency was not done because of politics, but “wholly with the sole purpose of humanity”.
Speaking with lots commitment, Ms Oboubia who is the acting Deputy Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) said “I want to be remembered and I’m doing it for humanity, I work for the vulnerable and I know my God will reward me for what I have done”.
The former newscaster at Accra-based radio station, ‘Radio Gold’ said that the problems in the Constituency are many and one does not need to depend on the Common Fund or be expecting the Assembly, before attending to needs of the constituents, stressing “I think in our small ways, we can make an input or intervention to develop the Constituency”.
She insisted that “there is time for everything, politics and campaign periods are over and we should not only wait for election time before we come with lots of promises”.
The Queen Mother,Nana Tawiah Afia I on her part, commended the 2012 parliamentary aspirant for her selfless support for the community.
She revealed that, Ms Oboubia’s intervention for the projects was timely, especially at a time nobody was willing to support when the bridge continues to create inconvenience for residents.
Nana Tawiah Afia I, whiles requesting for more assistance, also appealed to others in the community, who have the capacity to come onboard and emulate the selflessness of Ms Oboubia.
Meanwhile, the Deputy GFZB boss, has also disclosed setting up a development fund that would be used to support particularly the vulnerable, as well as brilliant, but needy children in the area.
The Fund, which will be named as “Hope for the Hopeless” Ms Oboubia said, would be launch soon to give hope for the underprivileged in the community.