The newly elected Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso Wuogon Constituency Honourable Selasi Alhassan has opened up on her new role, her plans for the youth and women in the constituency and more. She was speaking during on Monday on NET2 TV early morning show hosted by Abedi Anim.
Her mum is an Ewe from Atsiavi in the Volta region, her dad is from the Central Gonja District, however, she married from the Ashanti region and so she could speak all the languages.
Her vision is to build a hub for business for artisans and traders in the constituency. She informed the host Abedi Anim that, the constituency looks good on the face of it but within it there several persons who need help. She intends to empower women and the youth in the electoral area
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She responded by indicating that, she condemns the incidence, she has also visited those who were hurt as well as gotten in touch with some family members. According to her, the media blew the incident out of proportion by informing the general public that some persons had lost their lives which were not true.
She added that, she was happy the president has formed a commission to look into the matter. During the election students on the University campus were on vacation and so did not vote in the election. This affected the turn up but more so, the confusion and the news about the incident at the La Bawaleshie residence of the NDC candidate caused fear and panic. This made many to stay away from the polling stations.
Honourable Selasi Alhassan is an inspiration to women; she has worked behind the scene in diverse capacities to help the party and Ghana.
She said in her lowest moments, she mastered courage and went into this election and won it. She used her success to challenge the young ones in her constituency and Ghana at large saying, they have what it takes to excel.
She said politics gives you the platform to do your best to help the community and the nation. The youth were advised to ignore the insults, frustrations and all that opponents will do against them and forge forward to work hard since their contribution to the nation will be much more beneficial to society.
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During the interview, she added that she started her own business at age 20 and started employing people at age 25. She encouraged the youth to venture into entrepreneurship, start small and grow the business whiles they educate themselves up to the university. According to her, many of the youth believe
Honourable Lydia Alhassan is the widow of the late MP for the West Ayawaso Wuogon Constituency. She entered the race for the position of the Mp reluctantly but through the encouragement of those who believed in her ability to do the work and continue the good work of his late husband, she won the contest and was sworn in by the parliament of Ghana to start her work.