Ghana’s Minister of Roads and Highways who has been at the centre of criticisms for fast-tracking road constructions in constituencies because of by-elections lost his cool on Monday.
Hon. Kwasi Amoako Atta in response to verbal attacks from a section of Ghanaian youth, ask those wish their MPs die to see development to first go become MPs and die so that their roads could be constructed.
“If you want development, go and be an MP so that when you die we will construct roads in your constituency”. Hon Kwasi Amoako Atta told the angry youths in Assin North on Tuesday.
During a live interview on Angel TV at Breku the capital of Assin North by the minister became incensed after some youth who claim came from Mpohor in the Western region told the Minister they wished their MP died.
To them, they have come to realization that, anytime an MP dies his or her constituency gets numerous development projects.
Responding to the angry youth, Hon Kwasi Amoako Atta chided saying “if you want development, go and be an MP so that when you die we will construct roads in your constituency”
The outburst of the Minister did not however go down well with the youth who told the Minister at the scene he misspoke and ought to apologise to them.
This statement by the minister however didn’t go well with them.
The current government after the Electoral Commission if Ghana (EC) announced the timetable for the Assin North By-election, embarked on massive developmental projects in the area.
The step by the NPP has been criticized by many including political analysts as a vote-buying strategy.
Meanwhile government on many occasions has refuted such claims saying contracts of roads in the constituency were awarded before the by-election was even announced.