Regarding Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Member of Parliament for the Bantama Constituency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has shared his thoughts.
The president claims that everyone in the presidential office has been greatly missing the MP since he resigned from his position as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency.
He went on to say that due of the manner the outgoing Minister of Works and Housing handled his position and the personnel, his departure is greatly felt.
“He does everything appropriately. He will always bring you good news whenever I send him to do something on my behalf. He became the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Jubilee House and till date, people still call his name and praise him for his hard work,” Akufo-Addo said.
In addition, President Akufo-Addo urged the Bantama community to make sure that Asenso-Boakye is kept on as their Member of Parliament during his remarks at the library’s commissioning event.
“It will hurt me so much if people of Bantama throw him away. Give him the opportunity to represent you again and he will come and continue the good job he has been doing,” he added.
He emphasized that it would damage him if the 2024 elections resulted in his defeat.
The Member of Parliament for Bantama claims that his understanding of the value of education is what motivated him to start the process of building a library in Bantama.
“Having been raised by a single parent; my mother (after the sudden demise of my Dad) who was engaged in petty trading in Bantama, I have witnessed first-hand the transformative power of education in alleviating poverty and suffering for individuals, families, and communities,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
He added that President Akufo-Addo’s name on the library serves as a tribute to his tenacity and legacy.
“Deeply appreciative of President Akufo-Addo’s effort; the facility bears his name, symbolising the impact of knowledge, serving as a focal point for learning, and standing as a testament to his legacy as a generational leader. It also honours his exceptional contributions to education in Ghana, highlighted by the free SHS programme that eases the financial burdens on parents and expands access to education,” he added.