Isaac Ashai Odamtten, the current Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency, has made a pledge to retain the seat for the National Democratic Congress in the upcoming 2024 elections. Despite facing stiff competition from two other candidates, Mr. Bediako Ed Nii Kraku and Mr. Michael Nii Abbey, Odamtten remains confident in his ability to lead and secure another win for the NDC in the area.
Odamtten, who won the seat from the New Patriotic Party after a 24-year hold, believes that his leadership style and commitment to the development of the constituency have earned him the trust and support of the people. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, he expressed his unwavering determination to deliver victory to the people.
During his first term as MP, Odamtten has represented his constituents well in Parliament and delivered on his campaign promises. He has performed creditably, even though the NDC was in opposition, and has been a strong voice in championing the concerns of the people at the plenary and committee levels.
Odamtten has also been actively involved in advocating for the development of the area, particularly in the area of water supply. His advocacy on World Water Day led to the laying of a two-kilometer, four-inch pipe to address the perennial water shortage in the constituency. Despite the limited funding from the MP’s Common Fund, Odamtten has been able to initiate social, education, health, governance, and security interventions to benefit the people.
For the most part, Odamtten has relied on the support of companies and individuals to fund his projects and programs. He recently donated chop boxes filled with provisions to 354 junior high graduates enrolled in senior high school, in addition to building a 50-seater canteen and a school hygiene facility for some schools in the constituency.
In a nutshell, Odamtten’s commitment to the development of Tema East Constituency is commendable, and his performance as MP has been exceptional. He remains optimistic about securing another win for the NDC in the 2024 elections and delivering the much-needed development to the area.