The Assembly Member for Adontua Electoral Area at Betom in the New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region, Andrews Diabene, is confident to be retained by the electorate in the upcoming district level and unit committee elections.
He explained that after doing a lot for the residents in his electoral area, it was just a matter of time for him to be retained, however, he is not enthused about being challenged by two other candidates for the electoral area.
Mr Diabene mentioned some of his achievements in the electoral area to include; restoration of over 70 faulty street lights in the area, with the help of the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly and some community members.
He said through his efforts, old electrical wires in the area were replaced by the Electricity Company of Ghana, and also provided them with a transformer which helped to stabilise power supply to the electoral area.
“For the two terms that I was in office, I used my own resources to register 600 children and elderly people unto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), lobbied for new ultra-modern water and sanitation facility, which is about 50 per cent complete to be constructed in the electoral area, assisted and supported many young men and women to be engaged under the Nation Builders Corps, Zoomlion and expansion of businesses.
“If I am retained, I will establish a scholarship scheme to help needy children in the electoral area and provide sporting kits to the youth, I will help in the renewal and registration of people unto the NHIS and facilitate formation of neighbourhood watchdog committee,” Mr Diabene assured.
He urged residents to vote for ‘yes’ in the referendum to enable individuals to contest the position of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives to enable the president relinquish power to the citizenry. -GNA