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15.04.2010 Politics

After years of attending nature's call in the bushMP Johnfiah bails out people of Bokoro… Builds hygienic toilet facility for them

By Alfred Adams & Zam Samin - Ghanaian Chronicle
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IT was all joy and happiness when the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ahanta West Constituency, Mr. Samuel Johnfiah, commissioned a six-seater Kumasi Improved Ventilation Pit (KVIP) toilet facility to serve the people of Bokoro over the weekend.

The people of Bokoro, who for the past years had battled with the problem of an unavailable and unhygienic toilet facility to serve them, could not hide their joy and happiness when they undertook a procession together with the MP and Mr. Isaac Osei, who is a native of Ahanta and also the MP for the Subin Constituency in the Ashanti Region, to commission the project, which cost GH¢15,000.

With the commissioning of the toilet facility, the community could now put behind them the situation where they had to attend nature's call in the bushes.

The beneficiary community had appealed to the MP of the area to endeavour to build a toilet facility for them.

The MP, who quickly responded to the appeal of his constituents, therefore initiated the building of the structure.

The people aided the project by providing labour, with the MP footing the provision of sand, stones and roofing materials with funds from the MP's Common Fund.

Commissioning the project, Samuel Johnfiah thanked the community for the provision of labour, saying, “this is a spirit of a working relationship.”

In fact, the Western File witnessed initial stages of the project.

The MP admitted that the early completion of the project would not have been successful if the electorate had not contributed labour.

“What we have all done and exhibited, is a true example that the project is for the benefit of all of us, and not an individual.”

The MP therefore urged the electorate to take good care of the project, and maintain it so that it could last for a long time.

Mr. Isaac Osei, who is also the MP for Subin Constituency, and helped the MP to commission the project, eulogized the humility of Mr. Samuel Johnfiah to his electorate.

He added that he chose to be part of the commissioning of the project, because he was an Ahanta, and whatever concerns the people of Ahanta was a priority to him.

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