Below is the press statement copied Myvoicenews.com by the NPP communication officer for Amenfi East, Mr Samuel Amuah.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) communication team in the Amenfi East in Western Region has taken notice of some Facebook and WhatsApp posts by some NDC activists in the Amenfi East embarking on a shameful and dead on arrival attempt to take credit for the ongoing Astro turf project at Wassa Akropong for the NDC MP for the Amenfi East Hon. Nicholas Amankwa..
Ordinarily we would have treated this as one of those propaganda messages which the NDC are known best for and therefore let it pass, however, looking at the nature of our politics especially in Amenfi East, there is the need to set the record straight just so a section of the public does not absorb it as the truth so far as this project is concerned
1) The commencement of this project was in fulfillment of a campaign promise former MP, Hon Kwame Bogyarko Saime made to the youth of Wassa Akropong in the 2016 campaigns as the NPP’s candidate and a guest of honor during a football gala competition at Wassa Akropong Town Park.
The said ongoing AstroTurf project is being undertaken and fully funded by the NPP government through the Coastal Development Authority ( CODA ) which sod cutting ceremony took place early 2020, and attended by then NPP MP for Amenfi East Hon. Patrick Kwame Bogyarko Saime who
lobbied for and partly sponsored the project Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim 11, Omanhene of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area who is also a board member of CODA, CEO of CODA Mr Jerry Ahmed Shaib, the clergy, constituency executives of all major political parties in the Amenfi East including the NDC and all well meaning residents of Wassa Akropong.
2) the said project suffered some delay in execution due to the numerous deadlines in the execution of similar projects in places like Tarkwa, however the contractor is currently on site to finish the project with all the needed materials having been brought to site some months back.
3) the project therefore has no link whatsoever with the NDC MP Hon. Nicholas Amankwa and that, the last time we checked, the Hon. MP owns no shares in CODA. This cheap, deceptive and populist approach to politics he is embarking as an MP affects not aliens but the good people Wassa Amenfi East.
We will like to remind the NDC activists to channel their energies to remind the Hon. MP to lobby for new projects for the Amenfi East, for as they preached throughout the election 2020 campaign, ” mpuntuo nti na ye to aba” and refrain from trying so hard to reap from where they haven’t sown…
We will like to remind him that his constituents are waiting to see him perform some magic with regards to the Wassa Asundua Ankobra bridge, 10 kilometers of Asphalt every year and also fulfil his numerous time bound promises he made to his constituents… Almost 8 months down the line and we are yet to witness anything like development..( 20 bags of cement for Wassa Tamakloe self help project and metal pillers for Moseaso school in 8 months in office is nothing but a total disappointment from the “magical man”)
We will like to ask that his voice be heard for the first time in Parliament in 8 months since he was sworn in as MP ( at least saying hello)
We will again like to remind him that whatever an NPP MP in government can do , an NDC MP in opposition can equally do it, for it’s the reason the NDC increased the numbers from 106 to 137 seats in the 2020 election…he cannot disappoint
Again we will like to remind him that, the Amenfi East he knows very well won’t take any excuse for mediocrity because we are realising that his “six months magic mantra is gradually turning into one week, one funeral…”mpuntuo nti na ye to aba” he should remember…
Finally we will like to remind our friends in the NDC- Amenfi East that the elections are over, therefore they should put their propaganda machines to sleep and let’s us focus on delevepoment… The NPP government is currently undertaking a lot of road construction, rural telephony projects, medical supplies through drone technology, Astro turf etc in the Amenfi East so we expect the NDC MP to focus on his core mandate of law making and lobbying for new projects for Amenfi East rather than invest in cheap propaganda on social media….
Eyes are watching….
- Source: Samuel Amuah
Comm. Officer- NPP. Amenfi East