Tarkwa (W/R), Oct. 02, GNA - The Independent Parliamentary candidate for Tarkwa-Nsuaem constituency, Madam Joy Jocelyn Andoh, has officially launched her manifesto for the upcoming election.
Addressing her supporters at the ceremony, she said the manifesto was a document instituted by her group and intends to address critical issues affecting the residents of Tarkwa-Nsuaem constituency.
She noted that the manifesto comprised of thematic areas such as; education, health and sanitation, agriculture, trade and industry, infrastructure, sports and tourism.
On education, Madam Andoh said she would institute a scholarship award scheme for brilliant, but needy students who completed second cycle institutions to enable them pursue their studies in the tertiary level, adding that quiz competitions would be organized for Basic and Junior High Schools.
In addition, she pledged to liaise with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to launch award scheme for teachers in public and private schools to motivate them to give out their best.
Touching on health and sanitation, the Independent candidate said, she would assist to expand the infrastructure deficit of the Tarkwa Midwifery Training School and also embark on ‘keep the municipality clean campaign’ by distributing free litter bins to every community to complement the efforts of the Municipal Assembly to improve upon the sanitation challenges.
"I am determined to set up a unit to assist the youth who intend to engage in small scale mining to secure license from Minerals Commission, give out loans, set up work and pay schemes for taxi drivers to have their own vehicles, lobby for factories to process rubber and oil palm and establish skills, development and apprenticeship center to train the youth in various artisanal disciplines" she explained.
On agriculture, Madam Andoh revealed that she would lobby for the constituency to have its fair share of cocoa roads to facilitate movement of goods and service and also introduce local farmer’s awards to make farming an attractive alternative livelihood to mining.
She again promised to mobilize funds to promote grassroots soccer development through the Colts system and support for division two and three leagues to unearth talents in the constituency to assist Ghana's premier league as well as foreign leagues.
The independent candidate said she was confident to achieve the said target when given the nod.
She therefore, called on her supporters and well-wishers in the constituency to go out to canvass for votes for her.