Project Coordinator for the European Union Funded No Business as Usual (NBU) Project Esther Matey has implored residents of Asokore Mampong electoral area to opt for the best choice in the upcoming district level elections.
Electorates she challenged should cast their votes for the aspirant who they believe can bring peace, development and progress to the area and not the one who will be in for his or her selfish interest.
This call cropped up shortly after electorates and residents of the electoral area quired aspirants for response on their policies and pressing issues suffocating residents in the area during a community engagement event held by officials of No Business as Usual Project.
Three aspirants contesting for the position as an assembly member for Asokore Mampong electoral area who are Oheneba Kofi Nti, Hon George Ntim Afoakwa and Isaac Akwesi Sarfo publicly shared with the gathering what they hope to offer the electoral area when given the chance come 17th December 2019.
After having a fair hearing of the manifesto of each candidate, Esther Matey set the record straight in her statement to the electorates that the fate of the electoral area is highly dependent on the descision they (electorates) will make on the said date for the elections.
“You have gained the opportunity to ask them questions and you have been informed on what they want to offer this area… The descision now lies on you as in voting for who is best for the position come 17th December 2019”, she said.
Esther Matey therefore advised them to turn up in their numbers in the scheduled date and vote for their preferred candidate.
At the event, the NCCE Municipal Director Mr Agbenu Matthew schooled them on the national referendum which will be held alongside the district level elections.
He indicated that the national referendum scheduled for December 17 is to allow citizens vote for the amendment of the constitutional provision which currently prevents political parties from participating in District Level Elections (DLEs).
The 2019 National Referendum he stressed is to enable citizens to vote on the proposed amendment of Article 55 (3) of the 1992 Constitution that currently bars political parties from participating in District Level Elections (DLEs).
“The proposed amendment is to introduce multi-party participation in the Local Government system in Ghana,” a statement from the NCCE clarified.
He indicated that it will be effected if 40% of persons eligible to vote show up and 75% of the voters vote ‘YES’ in favour of the amendment.