A former National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has officially declared his intention to contest the Akuapem North constituency seat.
He said his decision to contest was driven by a desire to bolster the electoral fortunes of the ruling NPP in the constituency rather than to displace the current Member of Parliament (MP), Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Agyei.
The Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) pledged that his victory would lead to accelerated development and a revitalized economy.
In a significant gesture of commitment, Mr. Awuku donated an amount of GH¢839,000.00, which he said would be disbursed to 850 women in the constituency as start-up capital.
He explained, “Women are breadwinners of our family. In this constituency, a number of them need support to grow their small-scale businesses, which is why I initiated this for them. They must make it sustainable by being prudent with it”.
Furthermore, Mr Awuku revealed plans to collaborate with the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) to secure additional capital for the youth in the area.
“I plan to link up with MASLOC to reach out to more artisans, drivers, tailors, and others so that we can have a rebound of economic activity. Crime rates will decrease, and addiction to drugs will diminish.
“The core focus is to cushion and support young and old unemployed people in this constituency. Entrepreneurship has turned countries all over around,” he added.