…Hours After Commissioning Foot-Bridge & Water Project
By Alfred Dogbey
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) 2012 parliamentary candidate for Weija/Gbawe, Madam Oboubia Darko-Opoku, last Sunday made a remarkable unannounced tour of some communities, where she facilitated the registration of over 200 underprovided residents onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at Mallam Zongo.
This support, which is part of several humanitarian missions she had embarked upon, happened after she commissioned a multi-million foot-bridge and water project for two different communities using her personal resources.
The two projects, which are newly constructed footbridge at New-Weija, near SCC and water project at Wiaboman, a suburb of Dansoman under Weija/Gbawe Constituency,
were commissioned on the same day in a joyful, but in a brief ceremony attended by chiefs, as well as community leaders.
The bridge, which was formerly made of a wooden structure, became a death trap and posing serious danger for school children, who often use it to school.
The situation, residents narrated made it difficult for one to cross to other side of the community, especially during the rainy seasons.
Proprietor of Blessed Generation International, a private school in the area, Ahmed Yahya Adam, whose students suffer when crossing the bridge, remarked that the construction of the bridge, was a great relief for the students and the community.
Yahya Adam, said even though Madam Oboubia, did not win the parliamentary election, he believed that she has demonstrated a good leadership for herself and the community through her numerous compassionate and commendable works.
Addressing the media, Madam Oboubia said “I can’t wait to see the joy on the faces of hundreds of school children and commuters who ply the community for their daily routines. This is another dream come true and I pray the Lord gives me the strength to do more for humanity”.
At the Wiabomah community, which had a terrible acute water crisis over the past years, she responded by donating a 17,000 liter water tank filled with water for use by the community as a short term measure.
Additionally, the parliamentary aspirant, also donated five street lights to the community and some chairs for the chief’s palace.
She promised that she would cooperate with the Ghana Water Company (GWC) in ensuring that the people of Wiabomah, get long-term solution for the persistent water problem.
At the Wiabomah donation, which the residents almost turned a durbar as a result of excitement, Madam Oboubia said “the smiles on their faces give me joy, peace and excitement, knowing that I have lifted another burden of the community”.
She, however , warned that the people should not politicize the donation, since her presentations and projects were made devoid of politics, but for purely humanity.
The items were received by the chief, Nii Nunoo Wiabo I, who thanked Madam Oboubia for her commitment and support for the community. OB, as Madam Oboubia is affectionately called, was accompanied by some constituency executives of her party.