Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast South Constituency in the Central Region Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan has donated street lights and accessories worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to some second and tertiary institutions in his constituency.
The donation is in fulfilment of a promise made during the 2020 electioneering campaign.
The donation of Street Lights and accessories according to the MP forms part of his “LIGHT UP CAPE COAST Initiative” aimed at lighting communities within his constituency to provide security.
Some of the beneficiary second cycle and tertiary institutions are: Ghana National College, Oguaa Sectech, Mfantsipim and Ola College of Education.
Heads of the beneficiary institutions who received the items on behalf of the schools could not hide their joy for the MP’s decision to include them in his plans.
They thanked the Cape Coast South lawmaker and pledged their unflinching support for him as they laid bare some of the teething problems confronting the schools.
They expressed the high hope that, once Mr. Ricketts-Hagan has remembered them in his scheme of things, they have no reason to doubt the fulfilment of any promise given them.
Mr. Ricketts-Hagan also used the opportunity to acquaint himself with challenges facing the institutions within his catchment area has pledged his unflinching commitment to supporting the schools in whichever ways to address the challenges.
According to him every steps possible will be taken to protect and safeguard the image of the schools as Cape Coast is known as the citadel of education in the country.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with this reporter after the donation, the Cape Coast South MP explained that the rational behind his “LIGHT UP CAPE COAST Initiative” is to protect human lives and properties.
He explained further that research has shown that criminal activities thrived under cover darkness thus his quest to light up his constituency to prevent crime.
“With the lights on, people can be able to easily identify perpetrators of crime in their vicinity” he reiterated.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH