Odododiodoo MP seeks re-election
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This year's "Djama" or street procession of fishermen's groups with songs and other artistic performances to climax the Christmas and New Year festivities was held at James Town in Accra on Saturday. Thirteen groups in their colourful jerseys provided for the occasion by the MP for the Odododiodoo constituency, Mr Jonathan Nii Tackie Komme, took part in the event. The groups in their distinctive bright colours with songs, some composed intuitively and led by their mace-bearers, paraded some of the principal streets of the area and converged at Swalaba where they competed among themselves as to which of them put up the best performance. Addressing the groups and the spectators, Mr Tackie Komme, who grew up in the vicinity, announced his bid to seek re-election to represent the constituency in parliament in this year's election. He enumerated his achievements within the two years that he had represented the constituency since his election in a by-election in 2005. Mr Tackie Komme said he used almost half of his GETFund, HIPC and Common Fund for the provision of school infrastructure. Notable among the projects were the repairs of the ceiling of three classrooms at the Bishop Girl School, provision of a computer laboratory for the Holy Trinity Secondary School and the roofing, wiring and provision of ceiling fans for some classrooms at the Independence Avenue '2' Basic School. Other achievements include the completion of a canteen and roofing of some classrooms at the Ayalolo Cluster of Schools and assistance towards the construction of a two-storey building at the Bishop Mixed Junior Secondary School. Mr Tackie Komme has also provided financial assistance towards the building of three classrooms at the Akwei Memorial School and the provision of part of the prizes for the speech and prize diving day of schools in the area to encourage students and pupils in the area to take their studies seriously. He financed the holding of evening classes for Basic Education Certificate Examination in 2006 and 2007 for all basic school children in the area, assistance towards the Accra Metro Best Teacher Award, a library project at the Accra Royal School and a computer laboratory for the Accra Sempe '2'. The MP also awarded scholarships to a number of needy but brilliant students and said he was paving the compound of the Bishop Girls' School and provided jerseys and sporting equipment to groups to promote sports development in the area. He appealed to the people to support his re-election bid to enable him to complete his development plans for the area. The MP said he had contacted a number of non-governmental organisations both in the country and outside for assistance to ensure the development of the area and to provide financial assistance to women's and other identifiable groups to expand their business ventures. Speaking to the GNA, an opinion leader in the area said the songs by the groups were used to commend people who contributed to community development and other virtues in the past year to spur them on. He said all the songs this year were in praise of the MP with the people urging him to continue with his efforts for the development of the area.