Addressing journalist after an engagement with the Fijai Traditional Council, on some developmental initiatives taken since his election into office in 2005, Mr Ghartey noted with some confidence, the positive impact he’s made over the past years.
He mentioned that “the constituents will testify to the change made”.
He recounted that “there was no single road that linked Kojokrom to Essikado”, when he was elected.
“It was a footpath. Through Ex-Kuffour’s government, we managed to develop the constituency…we built schools and others. With Akufo Addo, through the one million dollar per constituency, we’re improving lives and building infrastructure” he said.
Chronicling some projects undertaken in Fijai alone since he took office in 2005, Mr Ghartey said the Fijai JHS, asphalting of the West Fijai road, continuation of the Fija-Effia Nkwanta road, renovation of a 3-unit KG block at Holy Child practice school, construction of a toilet facility, renovation of Fijai Taxi rank station, construction of culverts and drains through the community, are just a collection of some critical infrastructure that have been materialized by his effort.
A beneficiary, who is head of the Holy Child practice school, Gifty Sankah was full of praise for the support given them by the Member of Parliament. She recounted that the the 3-unit classroom block that was renovated by Mr. Ghartey, was [at the time] a hazard.
“It was a sad scene, seeing these kids in such a deplorable structure… but he quickly attended to and addressed the problem” she said.