The Member of Parliament for Bantama, Hon. Asenso Boakye has organized a series of one on one sessions with his constituents to listen to their problems.
The former Deputy Chief of Staff and first timer MP called the session “MP’s Community Clinic”. The initiative is to help draw him closer to his constituents and help understand their problems better in order to address them.
A statement from the MP who doubles as the Minister of Works and Housing disclosed that he attended to 400 residents as part of the initiative.
Read the full statement below:
Yesterday, I engaged residents of Adoato Adumanu in my constituency, Bantama, as part of my one-to-one meeting initiative dubbed “MP’s Community Clinic”
At the ‘clinic’, constituents were given the opportunity to raise issues of concern in the same manner that a person may directly consult a medical doctor. The issues discussed were local and personal (poor roads and drainage network, jobs for young graduates, requests for recruitment opportunities into the security services and funds to support their local businesses).
The MP’s Community Clinic idea is very confidential and differs from my regular community meetings which are open to many people at the same time. I was able to learn first-hand their personal concerns and local issues that need serious attention.
In all, I interacted with about four hundred (400) residents, including addressing a group that did not get the chance to join the clinic due to time constraints. I intend to engage a lot more people in subsequent sessions.