In accounting to the constituents of his achievement in the past two years, of his four-year mandate, the Member of Parliament for Wa East, Hon Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw has listed a number of development projects and programmes which he executed to transform the constituency.

Dr. Jasaw was elected into office under the platform of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after defeating the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate Salifu Yakubu, who obtained 14,246 votes on the December 7, 2020, general elections.

He won with 21,428 votes representing 60.07 percent to annex the seat which was in the hands of the NPP.

Dr. Jasaw was subsequently sworn into office on January 7, 2021, alongside 274 of his colleagues.

Prior to his election, Dr. Jasaw in his campaign messages stated that his administration as MP will focus on Agriculture, Education, Health and the provision of water to the constituents.

In a document made available to EXPRESSNEWSGHANA, on Wednesday, the MP highlighted a number of his achievements in agriculture, health, education, water provision and others.



Dr. Jasaw said his administration has demonstrated a single-minded commitment to investing and upgrading the agriculture sector in the constituency, pointing out that, through his commitment, over 3000 farmers have received over 30 percent waiver of ploughing cost for 3,968 acres at a cost of GHC119,040.

The MP said he has supported over 100 farmers with farm inputs, especially fertilizers and weedicides and as well facilitated the construction of two irrigation dams in Gilan and Toasa-Jeyiri communities funded by the Government of Ghana through the Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA).

“As Part of the effort to encourage farming, I supported the National Farmers Day celebration with award-winning items at a cost of GHC17,000 to deserving farmers in addition to over 500 smallholder farmers on an Out Grower scheme,” Dr. Jasaw, the Deputy Ranking member on Food and Agriculture Committee of Parliament added.


In the area of education, the MP said his two years in office have witnessed transformational changes in the sector as he had made full payment of school fees for over 100 Tertiary Students and provided financial support to about 250 Tertiary Students amounting to GHC105, 639.00.

In addition to that, Dr. Jasaw prioritized education by organizing and sponsoring mock exams for candidates of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and provided them with examination writing materials for the 2021 and 2022 candidates.

“Education is the bedrock of development so I prioritize education to ensure that, every child has access to education and is seated in a well-ventilated structure that is conducive enough for teaching and learning. So for that, I renovated a number of dilapidated schools including the Kpalworgu DA primary School, Jeyiri Primary School, Kpakpalamuni Primary School and Konta Primary School”.

“I also donated over 400 Dual Metal Desk to some selected schools across the constituency and 50 bags of cement to Jumo primary school, all in the effort to improve the standard of education in Wa East, one of the deprived constituencies in the Upper West Region,” Dr. Jasaw said.


Touching on the health sector, the Wa East lawmaker said to ensure his people have access to quality healthcare, he embarked on a number of interventions and made strived to complete some of the health facilities that would enable the constituents, especially the hard-to-reach communities.

He said, within the two years of his four-year mandate, he has completed the construction of a community self-initiated CHPS in Matigu and donated a motorbike to the facility.

Further, he facilitated the construction of a clinic with ancillary facilities in Kulkpong community by Qatar Charity and equipped it with hospital beds, facilitated to convert of the Kulun structure to a health post and provided it with a motorbike and a wheelchair and also renovated the Jeyiri CHPS and equipped it with delivery beds.

kulpong health centre

With the commitment to ensuring the constituents have access to quality healthcare, Dr Jasaw said he donated two Hospital beds to Kpaglagi CHPS and two Hospital beds and a wheelchair to the Loggu Clinic, support the Yaala Community with GHC28, 000 for the construction of a maternity ward and 50bags of cement for the construction of self=initiated clinic at Jumo community.

“I also Donated 50bags of cement each for the construction of a community self-initiated clinic at Halimboe-Jilkpe and Sombiisi communities, paid over GHC10,000 for the reconnection of electricity for the Kandeh and Gudayiri CHPS and provided free Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers and liquid soaps across the Constituency during the COVID-19 period,” the MP revealed.

He said as a result of hard work, he facilitated free health screening and medical surgery for basic diseases such as malaria, hypertension, hepatitis and cataract cases across the constituency and restored eyesight to 68 people, and those with complicated cases were referred to major hospitals.


As part of his social intervention policies to end the acute water problem in his constituency, Dr. Jasaw said he had rehabilitated over 150 malfunctioned boreholes across Wa East worth over GHC100, 000.00.

In addition to that, he made a replacement of ten old boreholes that were completely damaged with new ones worth over GHC60, 000.00 and also facilitated the construction of eleven new boreholes for communities that had severe water crises through NGOs and the share of MP’s Common Fund.

He said to boost the water supply in the communities where residents continue to scramble with animals in rivers and streams for water; he rehabilitated the Duccie small town water system to supply water in that community and its neigbours.

Dr Jasaw assured he would do everything humanely possible to make sure that every community or hamlet in the Wa East Constituency access potable drinking water, stressing that, “I cannot see my people continue to scramble for water with animals in rivers and streams.”

He further pledged his commitment to ensuring that the constituency achieved 100 percent water coverage by the end of his tenure as MP for the constituency.

‘My vision is to ensure that by the time I end my four-year mandate, the people of Wa East have sufficient access to water. Be it boreholes, a drilled or mechanized or even a Well, where they can access drinking water to reduce the risk of infectious diseases as a result of drinking unhygienic water,” he stated.


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