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MP Abena Osei Asare Picks Nomination Forms

By Daniel Bampoe
MP Abena Osei Asare Picks Nomination Forms

MRS. ABENA Osei Asare, Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa East in the Eastern Region, has picked nomination forms, to contest the primaries for the second term as a parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) slated for June 13.

In 2010, she contested the party's primary as a result of the death of the incumbent MP for Atiwa and came in second with 36 per cent of the votes, losing to Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta who is now MP for Atiwa West.

When the Atiwa Constituency was divided into two following the passage of the Constitutional Instrument 78 which created 45 new constituencies throughout the country, she was elected as the party's parliamentary candidate.

Mr. Asare who won 16,449 votes out of the 23,361 valid votes cast=70.41% to defeated others such as Foster Asante (NDC) 6,480=27.74%, George Padmore Apraku (NVP) 237=1.01% and Boateng Okyere (PPP) 195=0.83% will be seeking the mandate of her constituents to represent them in Parliament.

Speaking to the DAILY GUIDE after picking the forms, at the constituency office over the weekend, she said she decided to contest again because she had an 'unfinished business 'in the Atiwa East Constituency.

She hinted that, though two strong men has also picks the forms to contest her but due to the numerous achievements she has done for her constituency in the past two years in office, she hopes the delegates will endorse her again to continue.

Explaining further, she said she had installed over 100 street lights across the length and breadth of the constituency and had plans to encourage the formation of neighborhood watchdog committees to per-empt crime in the constituency.

According to her, her outfits for the past two years in office has been able to distributes 400 pieces of solar lamps to her constituents, renovates of 3 classrooms blocks at Anyiman, facilitates 3 boreholes for Anyinam, renovates of public toilets, acquisition of loans for over 100 women to expand their business among other uncountable projects done for the constituency.

She averred that, her outfit has distriutes 40 latops and 20 desktops computers to both private and public School in her area and has recently lobbied for the Community Day SHS which will be very soon constructed at Anyinam.

Presenting the forms earlier to the MP, Adansi Pippim the Constituency Chairman, advise her to embark on a decent campaign, devoid of insults, lies and character assassination against her contenders, since they all belonged to the same family.

Mrs Abena Osei-Asare, is one of the youngest MPs in the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic who has work as a legislator to champion the hopes and aspirations of her constituents.

Since 2003, the Atiwa East legislator has nurtured the ambition to lead her people at the highest level of the country's political governance.

In December 2003, Mrs Osei-Asare was posted to the then office of the Presidential Special Initiative on Garment where she spent one year on national service.

She worked at the New York University (NYU) in Ghana between 2004 and 2007 as Assistant Director (Finance and Facilities), where she managed a budget close to $1 million annually and had added responsibility of all accounting and financial information for the university.

Poised to explore the world of employment, Mrs Osei-Asare sought employment at Barclays Bank Ghana Limited in 2007 and worked as Customer Team Leader between 2007 and 2009.

As a woman of the people, Mrs Osei-Asare has an NGO, Waterbrooke Foundation, which helps brilliant, and she has pay over 100 needy student's school fees.

The MP holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Ghana. She also has a dealing certificate from ACI (Financial Markets Association) and is also a member of the ACCA.

She is a product of Wesley Girls High School-Cape-Coast (1995-1997), as she enjoys traveling, reading and listening to current affairs as well as volunteer work, especially with children.

The MP is married with two children.

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