Leaders of a pressure group in the Ashanti region, known as Concerned Youth Of Asante has engaged the media to let the entire world know the level of development and progress of ‘Asanteman’ in the four year term of the opposition NDC and the ruling New Patriotic Party.
According to the president of the association,Dr Nana Agyenim Boateng, popularly known as ‘Gyataba’, the Concerned Youth Of Asante (CYA ) which has ‘Asanteman’ at heart is challenging the New Patriotic Party to account to ‘Asanteman’ what they have done in the Ashanti region since President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo assumed office barely four years ago.
In a statement copied to broadcastergh.com,he noted that,because they don’t want to be judgemental ,they all witnessed the flagbearer of the opposition party,NDC, just last Thursday at the Manhyia Palace accounting to the Overlord of Asante and THE KING OF ASANTE,Otumfour Osei Tutu II, the number of projects he was able to bring in the Ashanti Region when he had the opportunity to serve as a president of the republic for just a term and they expect the NPP to do same .
“It’s our hope and prayer that President Nana Akuffo Addo will also go and show to Asantehene and the good people of Ashanti kingdom his projects in the Ashanti region alone for barely four years as a president.
As a group who is determined to fight for the progress and development of Asanteman ,we hereby also challenge the good people in the Ashanti region to compare and contrast the kind of votes that are given out to the NPP and the kind of development we receive in an exchange whenever NPP was in power and do same to the NDC.
For records,in the 2016 presidential election ,the NPP had 1,642,288 votes only in the Ashanti region which represented 75.99% , a vote that brought President Nana Addo to Power and NDC scoring as low as 503,368 which represented 23.29%
We can say on records that ,per our checks ,since 1992, NDC has achieved alot in terms of physical developmental projects in the Ashanti region than the NPP but receive less of our votes.He maintained.
The president of the Concerned Group asked if they are doing good to a party (NDC)who thinks about their welfare and development with the votes they give out during elections?.
“It’s about time we think and re-think about the kind of party we sacrifice our votes for as a native of Asante.
This ,we are saying is the truth and the truth needs to be told.
CYA is not far for right if we say the NPP takes Asanteman for fools.
This is because,the NPP only deceives Asanteman when they needed votes and dump us when we cry for development.
we are now wise and can no longer be deceived by the self -seeking Nana Addo’s government and the NPP.
Let me highlight on a number of projects that were brought to the Ashanti region under the NDC and John Dramani Mahama’s four years as president.He announced.
ASHANTI PROJECT UNDER JDM
1. Kumasi Kejetia market
2. Tafo Market
3. Asawase Market
4. Atonsu Market
5. Sewua Hospital
6. Afari Military Hospital
7. Fomena Hospital
8. Bekwai Hospital
9. Asawase Roads
10. Suame Roads (Kyei Mensa Bonsu Constituency)
11. Tafo Roads (Dr Akoto Osei Constituency)
12. Kenyasi Roads
13. High School Junction to Gyinase
14. Bomso to High School Road
15. Kotei to Ayeduase to Campus Roads
16. Emena to Boadi
17. Apromase to Ejisu
18. Bonwire Junction to Bonwire Road
19. Aprade to Parkoso
20. Tikrom Baworo to Antoa Roads
21. Bekwai Town Roads
22. New Edubiase Town Roads
23. Bomfa Junction to Asiwa Road
24. Bekwai to Asiwa Road
25. Kumawu to Drobonso Road
26. Tepa Manfo to Subriso to Fanti Road
27. Parkoso Community Day School
28. Agric Nzema Community Day School
29. Banka Community Day School
30. Adobewura Community Day School
31. Adugyama Community Day School
32. Drobonso Community Day School
33. Bosomtwe Oyoko Community Day School
34. Kwabenakwakrom/Obuasi Comm Day School
35. Asuoso/Offinso Community Day School
36. Adansi Fumso Community Day School
37. Adansi Apagya Community Day School
38. Tepa Manfo Community Day School
39. Ejura Community Day School
40. Kumawu Hospital
41. Tepa Hospital
42. Konongo Hospital
43. Kumawu Water Supply
44.Konongo water supply.
‘Do you think we will be crying for development by now if NPP was able to develop our region as done in John Mahama’s four years?
Let me say again that,the NPP takes our resources and develop other regions that are of their interest with them.
Is it not interesting for Nana Addo to establish a movie theatre at Akyim-Kyebi where not even a single soul in the area is known to be an actor or actress whereas we have the likes of Lil -wyn ,Kwaku Manu,Kyeiwaa, Mercy Asiedu,Kwadwo Poku Mahala,Agya Koo,just to mention but a few who are struggling to even rent hotels for good movies.
A Bauxite concession at Nyinahini in the Ashanti region which was awarded a contract to a Ghanaian based business man was just terminated and now a Chinese businessman is operating .
The NPP cut our timber and develop other regions with them .
Before I conclude ,we want to be clear if we are always made slaves under NPP and we expect Nana Addo to tell us.He announced.
Source: Broadcastergh.com/Ayisah Foster