The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, Prof Dominic Kwaku Fobih, over the weekend commissioned a GH¢18,000 market shed for market women at Assin Domeabra in the Assin South District of the Central Region.

The market which will provide accommodation for more than 200 women is the first market to be constructed for people in the area.

Commissioning the market facility, Prof Fobih said he was touched by the plight of market women who sat dangerously by the road side to transact their business.

“I was passing by in my car one day and when I got to this area and I saw the way our women run to cars and drivers to sell their wares at the road side, I was immediately touched to do something for them hence the construction of the market which will be convenient and safer for our women and their customers when they stop to buy,” he said.

He disclosed that the funding for the market was through his own effort since the District Assembly was intentionally delaying him when he asked for his Common Fund to complete the project.

The MP indicated that the market was for the community and not for political reasons and charged the people, especially New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters, to allow everyone who wishes to sell under the shed to do so.

Prof Fobih also charged the women in the area to be productive and ensure that they make good use of the market by starting up their own businesses no matter how small it is in order to cater for their wards.

He advised the people to avoid violence and advise their children from also engaging in violence in the up-coming general election, adding “you must examine your standard of living and vote wisely.”

He therefore appealed to residents in the area to vote massively for the NPP in the December polls to bring development to the area since the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has neglected them.

The Atandanso Saamanhen, Nana Owusu Tsenase Ogyetuo I, who was full of praise for the MP commended him for his tremendous performance in the constituency.

“He did not let the little population of this community deter him from giving us our fair share of the national cake,” he said.

The leader of the market women on behalf of her colleagues thanked the MP for providing them with the shed and pledged the market women’s support for him.

STORY: FROM MAGDALENE SEY, ASSIN DOMEABRA

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