The Member of Parliament for Offinso South Constituency Dr Isaac Yaw Opoku has expressed worry as the town seems to be gaining notoriety for ritual internet fraud, popularly known as ‘Sakawa’.
The MP has observed that, reports of youth in the area engaging in “Sakawa” keep soaring with every passing day, a development he described as worrying.
“The rate at which the youth in some instances, students are abandoning school for cyber fraud, popularly called ‘Sakawa,’ has reached alarming proportions in our constituency”
The disturbing trend where it is common to find pupils engaging in this unfortunate acts during school hours and these school children are being influenced by the ostentatious lifestyles of adults engaged in cyber fraud” .He said.
Dr Isaac Yaw Opoku said this when he visited various ongoing developmental projects he had lobbied for the Constituency
Speaking to OTEC News Reporter Simon Opoku Afriyie after the visit, legislature revealed that series of meetings with security officers in Municipality on how to solve the issue have proved futile, adding that, they will continue to engage stakeholders in the area and find solutions to the problem.
He used the opportunity called on youth to work hard and shun away from quick money like this sakawa activities.
He said he fear that this trend would tarnish the good name of Offinso and are demanding swift action.
Dr Isaac Yaw Opoku however emphasized that; he will continue to lobby for more projects in the constituency to enhance the living standards of his people.
He noted that that, every community within his Constituency has had their share and seen a developmental project in the last two and half years he took the mantle from the former MP
He however expressed worry about deplorable ‘road networks in the constituency, adding that, due to the bad roads network has barreled this developmental project for the good people of Offinso South to see.
Hon Dr Isaac Yaw Opoku urged the government to as a matter of urgency come and fix the deplorable road which is affecting economic activities of the indigenes and those in adjoining communities.
Source: Ghana/otecfdmghana.com/ Simon Opoku Afriyie