2024 General Elections: The Masses in Sunyani East Constituency Request New Face in Parliament, Called on Ransford Antwi to contest the Seat

By thefourlens.com

Sunyani, April 23, 2024 – The masses in the Sunyani East Constituency are requesting a new face to represent them in Parliament, they are therefore calling on Mr. Ransford Antwi to contest the Parliamentary Seat in the December 2024 general elections. 

The Constituents described Mr. Antwi, the businessman as agent of development and are calling on him to come out to contest the Parliamentary race as Independent Candidate in the upcoming elections.

The call was in a press statement issued by the Sunyani Youth Development Association (SYDA) and Sunyani for Development Association (SFDA) and signed by Mr. Atta Akoto Senior, President and Nana Akomea Sakyi, Secretary for SYDA. 

SYDA and SFDA are development centred organizations that promote and seek the progress of entirety Sunyani, its environs and the Bono Region at large and contributing immensely to the holistic growth and development of the Sunyani East Constituency, hence, adding their voice to the calls from the people. 

Addressing a news conference on Monday in Sunyani, Mr. Atta Akoto Snr who spoke on behalf of the development oriented organizations stated “countless people of the Constituency have been breaking our ears to add our voices to their call on Mr. Antwi to make his mind to contest the seat to enable them vote massively for him to represent Sunyani in Parliament in the next four years”.

“Our call has been necessitated by the incessant call of the people of the Constituency on Mr. Antwi to come out to contest for the seat as well as his commitment to the socio-cultural and economic development of people of the constituency and Bono region”. 

According to him, SYDA over the past six months undertook an initiative to sample 2,100 people across various places within the Sunyani East Constituency and the findings were that 1,692 of the number sampled representing 80.5% of the total number desired change within the Sunyani East Constituency.

Mr. Akoto Snr said the people were with strong believes that Mr. Antwi is more capable of introducing something unique and monumental in the development of the Constituency and can position the city as the Bono Regional capital. 

He added Mr. Antwi has proven beyond all reasonable doubt that he is a true agent of development for Bono people, particularly the Sunyani East Constituency. 

Mr. Akoto Snr outlined the contribution of Mr. Antwi in terms of quality health care delivery, sports development, education, job creation, media development, youth development among others. 

Mr. Antwi has high taste for quality, does not settle for mediocrity except the best and immediately steps in to restore hope when there seems to be no hope. 

Contributions on Health 

Some of his contributions for the benefit of people of Sunyani and Bono region includes several free surgeries he organized for the general public with his friends and partners and a medical outreach he led to offer free eye surgeries at Kwatire government hospital in the Sunyani West Municipality.

Mr. Antwi specifically undertook free surgeries during the celebration of his 50th birthday anniversary at the Sunyani Municipal Hospital for more than 50 beneficiaries including two people from as far as Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region. 

He partnered the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Breast Care Unit to conduct breast screening for hundreds of women within Sunyani and the Bono Region.

Mr. Antwi further organized blood donations exercises in collaboration with MTN to mobilize hundreds of pints of blood to support patients requiring blood transfusion therapy at the then Sunyani Regional Hospital.

Sports

On sports development, Mr. Antwi single handedly built tunnel for the Sunyani Coronation Park, raised funds on two occasions to support Bofoakwa Tano to get the team back to the Ghana Premier League.

He led the people of Sunyani and football loving people to construct a standard Dressing Room for the Sunyani Coronation Park (Dubbed the People’s Project), led in rehabilitation of the pitch at the Sunyani Coronation Park which SYDA actively took part, Mr. Akoto Snr added.

He said Mr. Antwi decorated the newly built dressing room of the Sunyani Coronation Park with pictures of old footballers, installed CCTV cameras at the Park to curtail hooliganism and taken on himself to bring his friends together to support Retired Footballers as well as sponsored some retired footballers to pursue coaching courses. 

He also constructed substitute and match officials’ benches at the Sunyani Coronation Park and played the pivotal role in bringing Coach Ratomir Djukovic to coach the Ghana Black Stars who subsequently qualified Ghana to its first World Cup.

Mr. Antwi was instrumental in Ghana’s quest to secure its first kit sponsorship with German kit manufacturers, Puma, as recently proclaimed by former GFA President, Kwasi Nyantakyi. 

Education 

Mr. Antwi sponsored several people to further their studies and rehabilitate the Barhamiya Islamic Basic School at Penkwase.

“He introduced SYDA to the Australian High Commission through which the Commission sponsored us to expand their youth skill training”.

Mr. Antwi’s passion for development is the reason why he led in the organization of the Sunyani and Bono Deserve Better Demonstration in 2021.

Mr. Akoto Snr said the Associations were with the view that lamentation is not enough especially when one have the opportunity to do something about the situation as a leader, for this reason, they are imploring Mr. Antwi to respond to our calls from the people and accept to contest for the Sunyani East Constituency Parliamentary seat.

“We are of the conviction that if given the opportunity to be the Member of Parliament, he would have stranger muscles and access to do much more to serve the interest of the people of Sunyani East”, Mr. Akoto Snr stated.

Adding, it is sad that a project Mr. Antwi conceived to build a health and social center for old men and women within Sunyani which he sought to replicate in places like Abesim, Yawhima, Atronie and their environs could not materialize because he was denied the needed documentary support from the Sunyani Municipal Assembly.

Mr. Akoto Snr said they believe that if Mr. Antwi is the Member of Parliament for the constituency, he can easily have the needed support to impact his people. “We are much more optimistic that he has the potential to go beyond the Member of Parliament in the nearest future and the time to take off is now”.

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