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08.05.2008 Regional News

Dwamena-Yeboah Confident To Revive Abirem Constituency

By Our Reporter - newtimesonline.com

A founding member and Chairman of the New Patriotic Party in Germany Mr. Samuel Henry Dwamena-Yeboah has stated that he is committed to facilitate basic infrastructure development to boost farming activities and agro industry in the Abirem constituency of the Birem North District in the Eastern Region.

Mr. Dwamena-Yeboah who had gone through the parliamentary vetting process without any issue to dent his outstanding stewardship in the NPP was of the view that farming is the main occupation of the people in the constituency who cultivate citrus and oil palm in large scale but due to the poor state of roads, most of their produce are left to go waste with no means of processing the surplus.

He stressed that his immediate plan is to establish a citrus processing plant at Akose, one of the big towns in the constituency to process the abundant oranges for export and local consumption, adding that most of the youth in the area will be employed.

The MP aspirant also noted that the small scale mining activities which have gained prominence in the area should be regulated and organised well to get the miners and other stakeholders involved to ensure proper security, safety and the use of efficient logistics to secure the lives of those who depend on the job as their only means of livelihood.

He said he is confident to succeed in the quest to develop the area because of the encouragement given him by the chiefs, opinion leaders and the people over the years through numerous assistance he has offered them. He recalled his support to finance the electrification project of the area and personal donation to fund a community bank for the people.

The Abirem parliamentary aspirant is a mechanical engineer by profession. He started school at his native town of Akoase primary and middle schools and completed higher education at a technical institute in Poland and further graduated from the University of Science and Technology in Regensburg in Germany. He later studied Business Economy at the University of Regensburg also in Germany.

He worked as an engineer at a sugar factory in Germany and Accra Brewery in 1975 and 1977 respectively. He has a successful businesses in import and export in both Ghana and Hamburg, Germany.

In politics, he was a founding member of the NPP since 1992 and chairman of the party in Germany since 1994.

Through his involvement and other members of the party in Germany, they mobilised resources to help in the NPP 2000 and 2004 electioneering campaigns. Currently he is financing the opening of four party offices in his constituency to enhance the party’s campaign in this year’s general elections.

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