Ho West

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Ho West
constituency
for the Parliament of Ghana
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DistrictHo-West District
RegionVolta Region of Ghana
Current constituency
Created2016
PartyNational Democratic Congress
MPEmmanuel Kwasi Bedzra

Ho West is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Ho West is located on the Hohoe-Saviefe road of the Volta Region of Ghana. With its capital as Dzolo-Kpuita. It thrives primarily on Agriculture and the sales of these produces, Ho West has a large stretch of fertile Agricultural land favorable for the production of food crops like roots and tubers, cereals (rice, maizes etc.) vegetables and legumes. The land is also favorable for the large scale production of Cocoa, hence the establishment of COCOBOD seed production center at Saviefe-Agorkpo to provide improved cocoa seedlings to farmers within its catchment area. Ho West also has a number of markets in almost all the villages and the local District Assembly is making efforts to develop these markets to improve on the living standards of the people and improve its own revenue generation. Health of the people is of great importance hence the establishment of Community Health Improvement Services (CHIPS) centers. The district also have community health centers in Abutia, Hlefi, Dzolo Kpuita, Dzolo Gborgame, Vane, Kpedze etc. There is a well equipped Clinic at Saviefe-Agorkpo, which was established by the Catholic Diocese of Ho with funding from a German charity organisation. There is also a government established clinic in Tsito. Ho West has numerous basic schools and about eight government assisted senior high/technical schools.

Boundaries[edit]

The seat is located entirely within the Ho West District of the Volta Region of Ghana. It shade a common boundary with the Ho municipality to the south, the south Dayi to the north west and the Afadzato south to the north east. Ho West also stretches to its south eastern boundary with the Adaklu and the North Tongu district in there Volta region

Members of Parliament[edit]

First Elected Member Party
1969 Felix Kwasi Adinyira National Alliance of Liberals
1979 Samuel Yao Dzebu People's National Party
1992 Lt. Col E.K.D. Anku-Tsede (rtd.) National Democratic Congress
1996 Francis Aggrey Agbotse National Democratic Congress
2008 Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra National Democratic Congress

Elections[edit]

2008 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Ho West
Source:Ghana Home Page
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Convention People's Party Foster Segbe
Democratic Freedom Party Deletsu Alfred
National Democratic Congress Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzra
New Patriotic Party Mawutor Goh
Majority
Turnout
2004 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Ho West
Source:National Electoral Commission, Ghana
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Democratic Congress Francis Aggrey Agbotse 26,065 82.5 4.4
New Patriotic Party Elizabeth Akua Ohene 5,346 16.9 14.9
Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere Ella Nancy Sifa 191 0.6
Majority 20,679 65.6 2.4
Turnout 23,438 88.5
2000 Ghanaian parliamentary election: Ho West
Source:Adam Carr's Election Archives
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Democratic Congress Francis Aggrey Agbotse 22,991 78.1
Convention People's Party E. Kafui Asem 4,377 14.9
National Reform Party Grace Adinyira 1,471 5.0
New Patriotic Party John Von Backustein 596 2.0
Majority 18,614 63.2

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