The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Kofi Brako, has promised to increase his votes to 34,000, in next week’s election .
The two-term MP won re-election in the 2012 elections with 26,948 votes as against his closest rival, James Enu of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who had 4,366 votes – a difference of 22,582.
In an interview with “The Times” yesterday, Mr. Brako affectionately called K. B. by his peers expressed the hope that he would chalk the feat because of the grassroot campaign he has done.
He explained that the NDC candidate, Ms. Ebi Bright, the NDC candidate would be no match for him and that he would once again grab the Holy Grail.
Mr. Brako said: “Within the four years of my stewardship I have made good my promise to help ensure good education for every child, to liaise with the Tema General Hospital to promote safe motherhood by reducing maternal morbidity and mortality, improve sporting facilities and improve sanitation and security.”
He noted that through his share of the District Assembly Common Fund, benevolent support from his partners and his own resources, he has been able to make an impact in the life of his constituents.
According to Mr. Brako, he has constructed a new reproductive health care centre (ultra modern antenatal ward) at the cost of
GH¢150,000 for the Tema General Hospital to cater for the health needs of pregnant women.
He has also donated assorted medical items to the hospital, organised free health screening for residents at Community 8 and donated canopies to the Tema office of the National Health Insurance Authority.
The MP said he constructed a 40-seater ultra modern computer laboratory with Information Communication Technology facilities for Republic Road Junior High School (JHS), seven-seater sanitary facility for Community 8 No. 3 JHS, paid an amount of GH¢120,735.00 for the fees of 166 students in tertiary, senior high, junior high schools and preschool.
He further collaborated with the Ghana Education Service to award best teacher and worker in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Mr. Brako has re-carpeted the Presco and Valco football parks at Communities 4 and 7 respectively.
According to Mr. Brako the parks do not only serve as recreational facilities but unravel potential sportsmen and women for the country. The people have been employed to take care of these parks.
From Godfred Blay Gibbah, Tema.