Constituents of Afigya Kwabre South constituency in the Ashanti Region have reminded their MP that he cannot fool them all the time.
They have threatened to vote him out at the next primaries.
They claim the MP has taken them for fools over the years and the time has come to end it all threatening that there would be no votes for him and his party if he continues to renege on his promises.
Sod cutting ceremony
According to them, a sod-cutting ceremony was held on September 7, 2020 at the forecourt of the Atimatim NPP Office for the construction of 9.5 kilometres of roads at Atimatim and its adjoining communities in the said constituency by the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon.William Owuraku Aidoo.
The said project comprised the construction of drains, patching, and tarring works and was expected to be completed within a year by September,2021, according to the MP.
Roads that needed to be rehabilitated as promised by the MP included the Atimatim New Site to Bronkon, Chairman Junction to Bronkon-Abuakwa, and the Old Atimatim road as well as all other roads that connect to Atimatim.
Speaking at a durbar of chiefs and people of Atimatim somewhere in September 2020 ahead of the December 2020 elections, the MP, who doubles as Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power, gave an assurance that the government would do everything in its power to ensure that the project was completed in September,2021.
He then appealed to residents of the communities to cooperate with the contractors who would be working on the project so they would be encouraged to deliver as planned.
However, barely two years on, the plight of his constituents is worse off as the said stretch of road keeps deteriorating as the MP seems not bothered.
The stretch of road has not seen any facelift and questions people are asking is whether the MP really in charge of the Constituency?
“Our MP can no longer take us for fools , December 2024 is around the corner and we will let him know where he really belongs”, Samuel Ayensu,a voter and a concerned citizen at Atimatim-Chairman .
The most annoying thing is that the MP on that fateful day bemoaned threats from some communities who threatened
not to vote in the 2020 general election because development projects envisaged had not been provided.
He explained then that it took time from the approval stage to documentation stage and commencement of work stage and urged the people to exercise patience when projects get delayed.
It is against his promises and failure to deliver that has incurred the wrath of his constituents summed up in “No projects, no votes”.
To be continued……