My constituents want me dead for ‘by-election development’ – NPP MP sad

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manso-Nkwanta in the Ashanti Region, George Kwabena Takyi, has described as unfortunate claims by his constituents for him to die to ensure development in the area.

Responding to questions by his constituents on GhanaAkoma morning show with Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin on Akoma FM in Kumasi, on lack of development in the area, the MP was not happy that some people in his constituency want him to die to pave way for by-election, which to them will see massive development in the area.

In recent times, many people have prayed for their MP to die to ensure development in their area.

They make mention of the level of quick developments in constituencies where there would be by-elections.

Calling in to the show, some of the constituents in Manso-Nkwanta prayed for their MP to die in order to merit development.

They suggested that members residing in constituencies with New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs should pray for their deaths.
They argued that such unfortunate events would allegedly pave the way for much-needed development projects in their respective communities.

Citing the recent by-elections in Kumawu and Assin North as an example, they claimed that the NPP in their bid to secure votes for their party’s candidates, initiated road construction and development projects following the passing of Philip Atta Basoah and the deposition of James Gyakye Quayson respectively.

In the phone-in contributions on Mepotem segment on the show, Kumawu callers contended that had the MP not passed away, the constituency would have been neglected in terms of infrastructural development.

“We saw them bringing a grader to clear the road for construction, so I asked myself that if the MP should not have died, the road wouldn’t have been constructed. Then it clicked to me that anybody whose MP is an NPP member should pray to God to kill the person. Yes, because if God doesn’t kill them, they won’t get any development in their constituency …because if you come to my constituency…the roads are bad…but we will sit down till an MP dies before, and the Minister of Roads will come and tell us that the roads were not fixed because of the death of Basoah, so why did they construct those roads? They should give us a break,” a caller said.
They further questioned why such projects were not undertaken while the representative was alive, rather than exploiting his death as a catalyst for progress.

Responding to them, Manso-Nkwanta MP George Takyi was not happy about their statements and assured them that he is doing everything possible to improve on the infrastructural facilities in his constituency.

He mentioned that roads from Pakyi No. 1 and No. 2 have been given on contract and that the contractor will resume work soon.

Other areas like Manso-Nkwanta, Antoakrom and others will soon be worked on, he asured.

He said it is not fair to wish someone dead to pave way for development but the government is doing everything possible to fix the bad roads and other facilities.
Source: 3 news

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