Lydia Seyram Alhassan (2nd presenting her nomination forms to EC officials
The wife of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, over the weekend filed her nomination at the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the seat of her late husband who died in November last year.
The wife of the late MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, who is running on
the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is set to face opposition from the
candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Delali Brempong, in the
upcoming by-election slated for January 31, 2019.
In an interview with DAILY
GUIDE after filing her nomination papers, she indicated that she has the
desire of continuing with the developmental projects started by her late
husband, which include the completion of a district hospital, rehabilitation of
the Santana market and the completion of the Dzorwulu-Abelenkpe road.
She also intends to initiate an emergency response project so as
to improve security, introduce economic projects to improve livelihoods and
also champion the issue of sanitation in order to make the constituency one of
the cleanest in the Greater Accra Region.
“Since my area is among the citadel of the higher learning in
Ghana, my tertiary educational fund and scholarship will assist the brilliant
but needy dubbed ‘Ayawasonians’ to attain greater heights,” she added.
The NPP candidate holds MBA
Marketing (UGBS, Legon), B.A Entrepreneurship(GIMPA) and is the Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) of Lymens Medical Supplies in Accra.
She is a board member of the
Minerals Commission and holds other leadership positions, including Vice
Chairperson of Pharmaceutical Importers & Wholesalers Association, Ghana,
as well as Executive Member, Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana since 2016.
ATTACHED IMAGES: Lydia Alhassan (in black dress) standing besides is the Minister of Gender and Social Protection whilst flanked by the party executives presenting the nomination papers to the EC officer
By Daniel BampoeP