The Member of Parliament & Parliamentary Candidate for Tema West Constituency, Carlos Kinsley Ahenkorah has filed his nomination forms for the 2020 Parliamentary election, in person, at the office of the Electoral Commission in Community 4.
The MP for Tema West was accompanied by party faithfuls and supporters who cheered and danced to the various party songs from the party’s constituency office to the EC office.
Carlos Ahenkorah in a statement appealed to the constituents to give him the nod by voting massively for him to continue with the development of the constituency.
Whiles touting some development strides chalked in the last three years as Member of Parliament, he mentioned the construction of two Astroturfs and five green turfs for sporting activities in the constituency, the construction of an incinerator at the Tema Polyclinic and the donation of 10 cars to constituency polling station executives amongst others as some of his many achievements.
As part of efforts to improve the quality education in the constituency, he emphasized that he had donated 1000 dual desks to schools, developed the capacity of some 300 basic school teachers with refresher courses and was embarking on a project to construct dining halls for schools to provide hygienic eateries for pupils under government’s School Feeding Programme.
“In spite of the aforementioned, I have also been able to secure over 250 jobs for the youth in the constituency, and even significantly I have given out about GH¢300,000.00 in microfinance loans to women to improve their businesses, “he added.
The MP called on his supporters to be decorous in their campaigns and pledged to work collaboratively with all groups and factions in the constituency to improve the political fortunes of the NPP in the general election.
Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah got the nod again to contest again on the ticket of the ruling NPP in the parliamentary primaries when he pulled 593 votes to beat his contenders Kwasi Poku Bosompen who got 177 votes and Keku Armquasi-Armuzuah who had 77 votes. He remains very hopeful that he would give the party another resounding victory on 7th December.
As former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry he played active role in the implementation of the President’s flagship programmes in the sector. He played a pivotal role in the realization and achievement of the following programmes: Industrial Revitalization Programme (Stimulus Package), One District One Factory, Strategic Anchor Industries, Business Regulatory Reforms, Industrial Sub-Contracting Exchange, Industrial Parks, Development of SMEs, Export Diversification, Enhancing Domestic Retail Infrastructure and Public-Private Sector Dialogue.
Under the Development of SMEs, he played a key role in the development of the MSME and entrepreneurship policy bringing to bear his experiences as businessman.
As an avid negotiator he played a major role in bringing in investment for development of strategic anchor industries and the One District One Factory initiatives.
Export Diversification: he was instrumental in the development of the National Export Strategy,
Enhancing Domestic retail Infrastructure: he set up a solid team to increase the share of locally made products on the shelves of super markets.
He spearheaded attempts to protect local cement producers. He revealed government’s intention to temporarily ban the importation of cement into the country to boost the operations of local manufacturers. He says if local manufacturers can ensure fair pricing and halt regular increases; this could fast track the intent.
Carlos Ahenkorah ensured the establishment of a safe and easy trackable ports service.
Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah, shares the view that, government was pursuing a ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ through a robust manufacturing industry, adding that, no country could develop without industrialization. Mr. Ahenkorah said the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s interest to make Ghana an industrial hub in the region was without compromise, which had resulted in the development of a 10-point industrialization agenda. He said as part of the agenda, the government was committed to building an industrial park in every district to support investors, who faced challenges with business establishment through land tenure problems