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“I Have Lobbied For The Roads Of Ashaiman To Be Fixed But It Fell On Death Ears” – MP For Ashaiman

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Politicians and their tricks during election times have been spreading widely unchecked. This piece traces and outlines a key promise Hon. Ernest Henry Norgbey, MP for Ashaiman captured in his manifesto whiles vying to represent the constituency in parliament. Good Road Network; his campaign during the 2016 elections was centered on development and the construction of good roads in the community that could lead to it’s neighboring communities to enhance proper transportation and conveying of goods.

Ashaiman per statistics is the 5th populated towns in Accra hence, have been deprived of development exposing the inhabitants to suffer. All roads leading to Ashaiman and it’s sub-communities are in a very deplorable states. It may take you an hour to get to a distance which with good roads could take ten minutes. The case worsens during raining seasons. Vehicles don’t move since the roads get flooded denying free movements.

The Ashaiman Bloggers Association, as determined and patriotic as one could describe them, started championing a course via social media and all their platforms with the hashtags, “#FixAshaimanRoads” and “AshaimanDeservesBetter” an initiative to appeal to the authorities to come to their aid and remind the MP of his promise. As a listening MP, as I would like to call him, duly invited them over for briefing. During the meeting which was held last Monday, 20th July 2020. He then delve into his unfilled promises, challenges and the possible way forward.

According to the MP, it’s as if most people don’t know the role he is supposed to play as an MP and the role the government and MCE are mandated to play as well. He ascertained that as a legislature, his core mandate is making decisions at parliament. Other activities that will bring development to the constituency, he must lobby to get it done as an MP by going to authorities. However, it does not fall on his jurisdiction to fix Ashaiman roads.

In his case, he has questioned the minister severally to get the roads of Ashaiman fixed. Backing his claim, he made references to their hanzard which contains his attempt in previous parliamentary sittings.
“I have done everything possible to draw the attention of the authorities to the road of Ashaiman but unfortunately, nothing of that sort has happened. It all fell on death ears. I may say so” he anguishly revealed.

Reiterating on his effort, he said that, he has together with the MCE visited some offices to lobby for a developmental projects which went adamant.
He revealed that the MCE is his good friend and equally has good intention for Ashaiman just as himself except that he needs to double up and exert some pressure on the authorities to fix the roads.
“I can lobby and even kneel down, write all the letters but it’s up to them to decide meanwhile in the MCE,s case, it’s his government and so at all costs he must also go to the authorities and get his done because if they should even give out money or award contracts, it is not going to be under my jurisdiction but that of the chief executive” He disclosed.

Hon. Ernest Henry Norgbey believes that because the NNP would want to win the seat of Ashaiman, they are denying him all effort to make it seem that he did not work.
“It will only take a patriotic government to develop a strong hold community of an opposition party just like Mahama did at Kumasi knowing well that he will never win a vote at Kumasi but not a party biased one.”

Source: SmartNewsGh

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What Have You Done With The GHS140 Billion -John Mahama

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The Flagbearer for the NDC,John Dramani Mahama has has questioned the Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo – Addo led government on what they’ve done with the GHS140 billion borrowing.

Addressing some party supporters in the Savannah Region,

“This government has been in power for only three and half years and they have borrowed more than GHS140 billion,now someone should tell me what they’ve done with the GHS140 billion ,you can’t see the roads,you can’t see the schools,you can’t see the hospitals,you can’t see a water ,you can’t see electricity,you can’t see anything”John Mahama said.

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I will build a just and equal society – John Mahama

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The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says he is committed to building a just and equal society where all Ghanaians, regardless of their ethnicity or political affiliation, can benefit from opportunities in the country.

He says the next NDC administration will bring back the peace and unity of Ghana by making all Ghanaians feel that they belong to the country, especially as no group of persons own Ghana more than others.

Mr Mahama made the comments when he spoke to journalists after registering for a voter ID card in Bole in the Savanna Region on Wednesday. He observed that President Nana Akufo-Addo is doing everything, including jeopardising the peace in the country, just to hang on to power.

Former President Mahama said Mr Akufo-Addo is dictatorial and intolerant of dissenting views, adding that the closure of radio stations, harassment of journalists and the alienation of some ethnic groups, including questioning their Ghanaian citizenship, does not bode well for Ghana’s democracy and the peace and stability of the country.

He said the deployment of soldiers by the government to prevent eligible Ghanaians from registering in the on-going registration of voters is a sign of desperation, and indicative of a government who do not care about handing over a peaceful and united country.

The NDC leader says the only way to stop the government from further dividing Ghanaians and toying with the peace, stability and unity of the country is for all eligible voters to be resolute and register for their voter ID cards, despite the machinations by the government to disenfranchise them.

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I Will Resign If Akufo Addo Wins 2020 Elections – NDC Communication Officer

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Deputy Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Boahen, has pledged to resign if President Nana Akufo-Addo wins the 2020 December polls.

 

Mr Boahen made the statement during a live radio interview on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show on Monday morning.

“If Akufo-Addo wins the 2020 December polls, I will resign as the Deputy Communications Officer of the NDC, I will stop doing politics,” he said.

His statements were in relation to claims that President Nana Akufo-Addo had deliberately deployed soldiers to the strongholds of the NDC to disallow persons in such areas from registering to vote in the 2020 December polls.

“But it [plan to prevent NDC members from voting] won’t work, he will lose the 2020 elections,” he added.

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